arenaWorksTo_tealARENA is the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, a commercially oriented agency. It was established on 1 July 2012 by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011.

We have two objectives:

  • improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies
  • increase the supply of renewable energy in Australia.

ARENA’s timeframe for delivering its objectives is 2022, with an intent to provide competitive energy solutions up to 2030-40.


An Australian economy and society increasingly powered by competitive renewable energy.

Knowledge sharing

We share knowledge to help the renewable energy industry and other stakeholders learn from each other’s experiences. More about knowledge sharing

Clean Energy Innovation Fund

The Australian Government announced on 23 March 2016 its intention to create a new Clean Energy Innovation Fund, to be jointly managed by ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

The Clean Energy Innovation Fund is expected to be formally established on 1 July 2016 by amending the CEFC’s investment mandate. ARENA and the CEFC will jointly manage the CEIF, allocating up to $100 million each year to commercialise innovative renewable energy projects using equity and debt instruments. Once the fund is established, ARENA will assess project proposals and make recommendations for funding to the CEFC for approval.

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Infographic: Accelerating innovation

Explains ARENA’s role in accelerating renewable energy technology innovation, our technology footprint, investment portfolio and long term market impact.

Video: Tomorrow’s Energy

Explains what we do, why we do it and what we’ve achieved so far – all in less than 10 minutes.

Fact sheet

A high-level overview of the context and workings of ARENA.

ARENA fact sheet (PDF 143KB) | (DOCX 751KB)