Our expertise, deep understanding of the renewable energy sector and our willingness to fund innovative and ground-breaking projects mean we provide a pathway to commercialisation for many new technologies and businesses that would otherwise struggle to get off the ground or be potentially lost to overseas markets. We help them get on with the business of renewables.
At ARENA, we also actively identify and troubleshoot issues arising from the energy transition – from technological and commercial issues to regulatory and market barriers, and provide funding for projects that help solve these issues.
We undertake research and inform policy decisions, we bring together people from across the energy sector, government, startups and universities to collaborate with one another, and share their knowledge.
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ARENA at a Glance
Infographic - The scale of our investment nationally since 2012
ARENA and $1.58B invested, 538 projects, $5.96B value.
Report - Evaluation of ARENA’s impact and effectiveness
Our objectives under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
Brochure - Investing in regional Australia
Scroll through our interactive timeline to view our achievements.
1. I-RAR – Regional Australia’s Renewables Industry Program, ASCI – Accelerated Step Change Initiative, CARRE – Regional Australia’s Renewables Community and Regional Program, SHARE – Supporting High-value Australian Renewable Energy Knowledge
2. ERP – Emerging Renewables Program, REVC – Renewable Energy Venture Capital, ABIR – Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness, Gen 2 – Second Generation Biofuels Research Development Program, ACAP – Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic, ASTRI – Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute
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