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Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Our purpose is to accelerate Australia’s shift to affordable and reliable renewable energy.

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Blog: New age for industry, powered by renewable energy

Could cheap, plentiful supplies of renewable energy give Australian manufacturers an edge?

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    We fund projects that can help accelerate renewable energy in Australia.

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    Our projects span from early stage research in the lab, to demonstration projects in the field.

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    Our Knowledge Bank provides information and insights into the renewable energy industry.

Renewable energy projects

Energy Freedom Solar Electric Vehicle Pilot

electric vehicle iconThe Energy Freedom Solar Electric Vehicle Pilot will produce a lightweight, energy efficient, autonomous electric vehicle (EV) that will incorporate a solar photovoltaic (PV) roof and lithium-ion battery system.

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Electric vehicles

Solar Power Plant Phase 1

Concentrated Solar Thermal iconThe Solar Power Plant Phase 1 project aims to develop and commercialise a utility-scale solar and storage technology in Australia.

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Concentrated solar thermal

Australian Hydrogen Centre

hydrogen energy iconThe Australian Hydrogen Centre will assess the feasibility of blending renewable hydrogen into gas distribution networks in Victoria and South Australia.

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Hydrogen energy

Knowledge and Innovation

Empowering energy experts

Our role is to connect investment, knowledge and people to deliver energy innovation. Since 2012, we have been a major player in building the foundation of the renewable energy ecosystem in Australia.

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Knowledge Bank

Our Knowledge Bank is an open-source library of renewable energy reports, studies and tools that provide guidance and learning to benefit future renewable energy projects.

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  • Newsletter: ARENA Insights Edition #17

    people iconThis month we focus on some of the key projects underway in ARENA’s pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) portfolio.

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  • Submission: Technology Investment Roadmap

    people iconThe Australian Government is seeking input from businesses, the community and Commonwealth, state and territory agencies on the recently released Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper.

    Written submissions responding to the paper are open until 21 June 2020.

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  • Register: State of DER Technical Integration

    download iconARENA is looking to draw on the expertise of DEIP members and other key technical experts to develop a functional maturity framework and baseline report to better understand the contributions made towards DER technical integration.

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A-Lab

A-Lab is our innovation lab. Through this we aim to create cross-sector partnerships and world-first projects to transition Australia to clean energy.

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Distributed Energy Integration Program

The Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) is a collaboration of government agencies, market authorities, industry and consumer associations aimed at maximising the value of customers’ distributed energy resources (DER) for all energy users.

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  • DEIP Access and Pricing Workshop 3

    Download iconThe third and final workshop was held on 11 March 2020 to provide feedback and input into the proposed ‘future state’ options and consider reform next steps.

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  • DEIP Access and Pricing Workshop 2

    Download iconThe second workshop was held in Melbourne on 28 November 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to begin identifying energy user-centred options for reform to DER access and pricing that will better integrate DER into the energy system to optimise outcomes for energy users.

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  • DEIP Access and Pricing Workshop 1

    Download iconThe first workshop was held in September 2019 to initiate the development of a new energy user-centred vision and principles to guide energy reform processes in a system with higher levels of DER, including network access and pricing solutions.

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