Regional Australia’s Renewables

The Regional Australia’s Renewables (RAR) initiative supports trials of renewable energy solutions, including hybrid systems, in regional and remote locations with the aim of increasing the use of these technologies for power generation once they become affordable.

The initiative has two parts:

1. The RAR Industry Program (I-RAR)

The RAR Industry Program (I-RAR) has built a portfolio of renewable energy solutions in regional and remote Australia, focusing on hybrid and integrated systems in off-grid and fringe-of-grid communities.

It also contributes to knowledge sharing and skills development, especially in regional and remote areas.

2. The Community and Regional Renewable Energy Program (CARRE)

The RAR Community and Regional Renewable Energy Program (CARRE) is demonstrating the viability and reliability of renewable energy systems in grids for small communities and islands, growing supporting technologies, showing commercial viability and contributing to knowledge sharing.


ARENA consulted with the renewable energy industry, commercial investors and regional/remote communities on the design of the Regional Australia’s Renewables Initiative. Please contact us if you would like to view the submissions.

More information

For further information about the RAR initiative please contact us on 1800 804 847 /