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Australian Solar Institute (ASI)
Australian Solar Institute
The Australian Solar Institute (ASI) operated from August 2009 before being merged into ARENA on 31 December 2012. ASI developed a portfolio approaching $450 million in value from the initial $150 million, supporting over 350 solar researchers across more than 120 projects.
ASI was established to keep Australia, which was already considered a global leader in solar research, at the forefront of solar innovation. The Australian Government provided ASI with $150 million to invest in activities that aimed to reduce the cost, and increase the competitiveness of, photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.
ASI developed a portfolio approaching $450 million in value from the initial $150 million, supporting over 350 solar researchers across more than 120 projects.
- enabling research that looked for ways to overcome barriers to the market integration and uptake of solar technologies
- positioning Australian solar research and development for the longer term through investments in research infrastructure and in the skills of the next generation of solar research leaders
- collaborative research partnerships with the United States and Germany
- knowledge sharing