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
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.
- Explore Projects
Our projects span from early stage research in the lab, to demonstration projects in the field.
- Gain Knowledge
Our Knowledge Bank provides information and insights into the renewable energy industry.
Renewable energy projects
The Solar Power Plant project will demonstrate and validate the performance and cost of RayGen’s innovative solar-plus-storage technology
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of integrating MVR, powered by renewable energy, to electrify steam production in the alumina refining process.
This project aims to understand how customers can be used to reshape the DER orchestration program design to increase their interest to participate.
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 Australia’s progress towards a clean hydrogen future.
ARENA launched a research and development funding round focused on accelerating the development of a potential renewable energy export supply chain based on hydrogen.
This report provides an initial update to ARENA and the industry regarding progress and lessons learned to date on Project EDGE.
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.