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ARENA Australian Renewable Energy Agency

$278 million committed to 48 projects

Solar

$85.2 million committed to 14 projects

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Launched the R&D Program
• ANU developed solar cells using nanoparticles that generate more electrical current than thin-film cells

Solar

$399.8 million transferred to ARENA across 96 projects

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• Inaugural CEO, Ivor Frischknecht, appointed
• Managed a portfolio of more than 150 projects valued at $1.1 billion
Launched four major initiatives totalling $560 million (I-RAR, CARRE, ASCI, SHARE)1
• Catalysed the creation of the large scale solar industry by providing $268 m to build a combined capacity of 211 MWAC across three solar farms

2012
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ARENA Act commenced providing ARENA with $2.5 billion in funding to invest until 2022

• Absorbs Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) and the Australian Solar Institute (ASI), which includes the ERP, REVC Fund, ABIR Program, Gen 2 Biofuels Program, ACAP, ASTRI and Solar Flagships Program2
• Commits $824m to projects under programs absorbed (above)

2011
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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

Last updated 17 June 2020
Last updated
17 June 2020
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