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.Read more about ARENA
RayGen founder Dr John Lasich has helped to take solar from “witchcraft or alchemy” into the cheapest form of energy generation in history.
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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
We announced funding to 5 applicants to expand Australia’s fast charging network for battery electric vehicles, in Round One of the Government’s Future Fuels Fund.
The project aims to accelerate action by Australian industry towards net zero emissions in hard-to-abate sectors by 2050.
The Brimbank Health and Wellbeing Hub will be a carbon neutral, renewable energy powered leisure and aquatic centre.
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.
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.Learn more
This edition showcases ARENA’s electric vehicle (EV) projects, from our earlier investments in ultra-fast charging networks, to early lessons from the more recent smart charging portfolio.
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Introducing our season 4 podcast of ReWired – Transformers. Listen to the episodes as they are made available.
This Evie Networks Lessons Learnt Report provides an update on the lessons learnt from the development and construction of an ultra-fast EV charging network across Australia.
Our explainers provide an insight in to the range of renewable energy technologies we fund.Learn more
After a cautious start, Australians are buying electric vehicles in growing numbers as manufacturers release more models to the Australian market.
Thousands of household solar and battery installations are being aggregated into virtual power plants to help stabilise the electricity grid.
Massive batteries are helping to keep the grid stable as more renewable generation comes online.
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.Learn more
The 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.
The Distributed Energy Integration Program is exploring the value that dynamic operating envelopes could offer to the energy transition.
The Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Workstream is considering how a growing number of electric vehicles can best be integrated into Australia’s electricity system.