At the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), we understand that great ideas, successfully applied, will transform Australia’s renewable energy future.
Great ideas will fast-track Australia’s shift to a low emissions economy and make energy services more secure, reliable and affordable for Australian families and businesses.
Great ideas will spark collaboration, new technologies and ground-breaking research to grow Australia’s renewable energy industry.
ARENA’s job is to bring the best ideas to life and share the knowledge gained to unlock the potential of Australia’s vast renewable resources.
Our funding, knowledge and networks can help bridge the gap between innovation and commercialisation, helping accelerating Australia’s renewable energy future.
ARENA has announced four new investment priorities which will guide our future funding and investment. These four priorities are where we intend to focus our efforts over the next few years.
Our Investment Plan outlines the four investment priorities, what we’re looking for and what we want to achieve.
We are looking for the best funding priorities that align with our investment priorities, which form part of the merit assessment for our funding programs.
Our new investment priorities come in effect from 1 May 2017.
Delivering secure and reliable electricity
By investing in innovative ways to use, store, manage and share renewable energy, we can help provide affordable, secure and reliable electricity for Australians into the future. We are looking to deliver affordable low emission electricity solutions that keep the lights on.
Accelerating solar PV innovation
By supporting ongoing research, development and demonstration, we will further drive innovation in solar PV in Australia and internationally. We want to help make solar PV more efficient, affordable and competitive.
Improving energy productivity
We want to improve energy productivity in Australia by supporting replicable, innovative and efficient energy use and adoption of renewable energy across the industry, building and transport sectors. By improving energy productivity, we can help reduce energy costs and emissions.
Exporting renewable energy
We want to explore opportunities for Australian renewable energy to supply energy-intensive, large-scale export value chains. By driving innovation in Australia’s renewable export industry, we want to position the industry for long term growth.