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ARENA at a glance

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

Artist’s impression of the CETO 6 units – fully submerged buoys tethered to a pump on the seabed.

Support for next generation of landmark Australian wave technology

ARENA is providing $11 million funding to support the next vital step in Carnegie Wave Energy’s ground-breaking CETO technology.

Professor Chun-Zhu Li explaining the gasification technology to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry Bob Baldwin at the Renergi facility on 20 June 2014.

Advanced biomass gasification technology

On 20 June the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry Bob Baldwin visited a project which is demonstrating a technology that will convert biomass ...

The 132kV switchyard is being commissioned at Nyngan Solar Plant

Switchyard commissioning underway for Australia’s largest solar power station

The 132kV switchyard is being commissioned at Nyngan Solar Plant, which when complete will be Australia’s largest solar power station.

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.

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.

  1. Latest media

    Renewable solution for iconic island community

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced $4.5 million support for a 1 MW, $11.6 million hybrid renewable energy project on Lord Howe Island.

  2. ARENA supporting clean energy grid of the future

    ARENA is providing $500,000 of support to the Clean Energy Council to carry out the first stage of a project to future proof Australia’s energy system and improve the electricity grid to support the growth of clean energy.

  3. Atlas to map Australia’s wave energy

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today announced $1.3 million funding for CSIRO to undertake an innovative wave resource mapping and modelling project.

  4. Roadmap to unlock geothermal potential

    The Board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today endorsed the International Geothermal Expert Group’s report on the barriers and opportunities for geothermal energy in Australia.

  5. Update on ARENA funding and Board appointments

    The Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, which includes changes to ARENA’s funding, was passed by the Senate and received Royal Assent on 17 July 2014.