What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is produced using natural resources that are constantly replaced and never run out.
Just as there are many natural sources of energy, there are many renewable energy technologies. Solar is one of the most well known, wind power is one of the most widespread, and hydropower is one of the oldest. Other renewable technologies harness geothermal energy, bioenergy or ocean energy to produce heat or electricity.
Equally exciting are technologies that enable renewable energy to be produced day and night, therefore strengthening the electricity grid. This includes battery-storage, as well as smart technology that can help predict accurately when and where electricity is required.
While there are many renewable energy technologies available, we support projects that are determined to have the best chance of guaranteeing Australia’s power supply for the future.
Our Investment Plan outlines our current priorities and what we want to achieve by funding these areas.
You can also read more about how researchers, universities and businesses can apply to receive funding by visiting our funding pages.
- Battery storage
- Bioenergy / Energy from waste
- Demand response
- Distributed Energy Resources
- Electric vehicles
- Off grid
- Hydropower and Pumped Hydro Energy Storage
- Renewables for industry
- Renewables in buildings
- Concentrated solar thermal
- Large scale solar
- Solar PV R&D
- System security and reliability
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