ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht speaking at an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) event held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW)

$21.5 million funding for R&D

26 August - The Australian Government today announced $21.5 million funding for 12 cutting edge R&D projects that will keep Australia at the forefront of ...

Doomadgee Solar Project

Solar solution for remote community

We’re supporting Ergon Energy to expand its Doomadgee Solar Project and bring more renewable energy to the remote North Queensland Community.

Artist's impression of Moree Solar Farm

Moree Solar Farm gets underway

The 56MW solar plant will create 130 local construction jobs and produce enough electricity to power 15,000 homes when complete.

From left to right: Ray Donald, Mayor, Bogan Shire Council, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, ARENA, Kevin Humphries, NSW Minister for Far West NSW Land and Water, Brian Stanley, Vice President, First Solar, Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes, Scott Thomas, General Manager, AGL Power Development and Leslie Williams, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy stand behind Nyngan solar plant’s first panels.

First panels installed at Australia’s biggest solar plant

ARENA, AGL, First Solar, Bogan Shire and the NSW Government celebrated the major milestone in Nyngan, NSW.

ARENA at a glance

Our new infographic is packed with facts about our work to build tomorrow’s energy infrastructure.

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 budget of approximately $2.5 billion to fund renewable energy projects, support research and development activities, and support activities to capture and share knowledge.

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