ARENA is the 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.
Since 2012, we have supported 566 projects with $1.63 billion in grant funding, unlocking a total investment of almost $6.69 billion in Australia’s renewable energy industry.
Our expertise, deep understanding of the renewable energy sector and 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.
Infographic: ARENA At a Glance
The scale of our investment since 2012 amounts to: $1.63B invested, 566 projects, $6.69B value.View the infographic (PDF 100KB)
Video: Accelerating Australia’s Shift to Renewable Energy
Our funding is helping to launch a renewable hydrogen industry, supporting industry to reduce emissions, and bringing people together to share their knowledge.Watch video
Brochure: Our investment in Regional Australia
We have worked hard to support more than 500 projects — including renewable energy research, technologies and businesses — since we were first set up in 2012.Read our brochure (PDF 1MB)
A key part of our work is to build knowledge that can be shared openly to help industry and government better navigate the energy transition.
Information and ‘lessons learned’ also help to:
- de-risk follow-on projects,
- accelerate deployment of safe and commercially viable technologies,
- increase public understanding and confidence in new technologies, and
- support capability development.
Our impact is demonstrated in how we are ensuring the private sector has the right tools, technology options and business models to deliver secure and reliable renewable energy.
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.
ARENA’s 2019-20 Annual Report shows Australia’s renewable energy transition is entering a new phase.Read more
New homes that produce more energy than they consume will be built at a development in Sydney’s south-west.Read more
Households with solar in constrained parts of the electricity network stand to profit from new inverter technology.Read more