ARENA funding helps to bridge the gap between bright ideas and commercialisation.
From laboratory research to large-scale pre-commercial and deployment activities, ARENA funding spans the entire innovation chain. We accelerate the affordability of these new technologies and build investor confidence in renewable energy projects now and into the future.
We have a number of programs available for funding applications.
We provide advice on your project’s suitability to apply and help you to determine the fit of your proposal with our programs and funding priorities.
To discuss your proposal, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact ARENA on 1800 804 847.
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Research and development
The Research and Development (R&D) Program supports renewable energy technologies that will increase the commercial deployment of renewable energy technology in Australia.
The Advancing Renewables Program supports a broad range of development, demonstration and pre-commercial deployment projects that promise to deliver affordable and reliable renewable energy for Australian families and businesses.
Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund
ARENA’s Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund Program fosters skills and management capability. It encourages the investment in innovative Australian renewable energy companies to strengthen their chance of success.
Clean Energy Innovation Fund
The Clean Energy Innovation Fund provides debt and/or equity finance, making it relevant to commercial applications. The $200 million fund finances emerging Australian technologies and businesses that could accelerate Australia’s transition to a renewable energy economy.