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Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Our purpose is to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and increase the supply of renewable energy through innovation that benefits Australian consumers and businesses.

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Blog: Battery costs falling fast, wind and solar still cheapest new electricity

Solar and wind are still the cheapest new electricity generation, with the cost of hydrogen electrolysers predicted to fall sharply.

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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

RayGen Solar Power Plant Demonstration

CST iconThe Solar Power Plant project will demonstrate and validate the performance and cost of RayGen’s innovative solar-plus-storage technology

Concentrated solar thermal

Mechanical Vapour Recompression (MVR) for Low Carbon Alumina Refining

EV iconThis project will demonstrate the feasibility of integrating MVR, powered by renewable energy, to electrify steam production in the alumina refining process.

Renewables for industry

Customer Focused Design for DER Participation

DER iconThis project aims to understand how customers can be used to reshape the DER orchestration program design to increase their interest to participate.

Distributed energy resources

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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Technology Explainers

Our explainers provide an insight in to the range of renewable energy technologies we fund.

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  • Electric Vehicles

    people iconAfter a cautious start, Australians are buying electric vehicles in growing numbers as manufacturers release more models to the Australian market.

  • Virtual Power Plants (VPP)

    people iconThousands of household solar and battery installations are being aggregated into virtual power plants to help stabilise the electricity grid.

  • Big Batteries

    people iconMassive batteries are helping to keep the grid stable as more renewable generation comes online.

Distributed Energy Integration Program

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.

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  • DEIP Access and Pricing Workstream

    people iconThe DEIP Access and Pricing Workstream examined how network regulations could evolve to address emerging challenges and optimise opportunities from distributed energy for the benefit of all energy users.

  • DEIP Dynamic Operating Envelopes Workstream

    people iconThe Distributed Energy Integration Program is exploring the value that dynamic operating envelopes could offer to the energy transition.

  • DEIP Electric Vehicle Workstream

    people iconThe Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Workstream is considering how a growing number of electric vehicles can best be integrated into Australia’s electricity system.

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