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 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.
Where we invest
We help bring the best renewable energy ideas to life. We invest in projects to accelerate Australia’s shift to affordable and reliable renewable energy. We find Australia’s best ideas and connect them with the resources they need to help power the nation’s future. This is achieved by funding projects, sharing knowledge and supporting networks to drive ideas and bring renewable technologies to market. Our Investment Plan outlines our current priorities and what we want to achieve by funding these areas.
Find out more about how we are influencing energy –
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Our investment priorities
Australia is encouraging innovation and new technologies and ARENA has a major role to play in supporting the companies and institutions that are building our future energy system.
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