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University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President Prof Caroline McMillen, ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Bob Baldwin MP and Inventor Prof Behdad Moghtaderi in front of the Wallsend Pool solar reflectors.

Wallsend Pool small-scale solar thermal demonstration project

Prof Caroline McMillen, ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht, Bob Baldwin MP and Prof Behdad Moghtaderi in front of the Wallsend Pool solar reflectors.

Ivor Frishknecht, Ian Macfarlane MP, Michael Ottaviano and Grant Mooney at the Carnegie CETO Launch

ARENA unveils wave energy milestone

ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht joined the Minister for Industry the Hon Ian Macfarlane to unveil Carnegie Wave Energy’s newly constructed CETO units

These parabolic dishes at CSIRO’s Solar Cooling Research Facility each consist of over 800 mirrors for a total reflective area of approximately 15m2. They are intended to provide 500We plus 5kW of cooling.

Thermoelectric generator for concentrated solar thermal systems

This project is developing and applying high-performance thermoelectric materials and technologies to concentrated solar thermal (CST) systems.

L – R ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht, ARENA Chair Greg Bourne and Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane at the showcase

ARENA parliamentary showcase hits the mark

On 4 March ARENA and Minister for Industry the Hon Ian Macfarlane hosted a parliamentary event to showcase ARENA-funded projects.

A solar/diesel hybrid system in the Northern Territory

Daly River Solar Research Project

This project produced resources which will help boost the use of solar/diesel hybrid power generation in remote off-grid communities.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) was established by the Australian Government to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia. We have a $2.5 billion budget to fund renewable energy projects, support research and development activities, and support activities to capture and share knowledge.

  1. Latest news

    New small-scale solar thermal demonstration project underway

    ARENA joined Parliamentary Secretary for Industry the Hon Bob Baldwin MP at the official opening of a solar thermal demonstration plant at the Wallsend Pool ...

  2. ARENA unveils wave energy milestone

    ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht joined the Minister for Industry the Hon Ian Macfarlane to unveil Carnegie Wave Energy’s newly constructed CETO units at the Australian ...

  3. Pre-Budget update for ARENA stakeholders

    A pre-Budget letter from ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht

  4. ARENA supports innovative off-grid hybrid power solution

    ARENA is supporting Laing O’Rourke to undertake an exciting feasibility study into a portable hybrid solar/diesel power plant.

  5. ARENA Chair speaks at renewables forum

    ARENA Chair Greg Bourne spoke at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Renewables Forum in Melbourne on 21 March 2014.