Funding for Renewables Technology

Key statistics for clean energy 2012-2020. Source: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Australian Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing funding or finance to businesses to develop renewable energy technologies.

The Advancing Renewables Program provides matched funding from $100,000 to $50 million for successful applicants.

This program aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of theĀ following outcomes:

  • Reducing the cost of renewable energy
  • Increasing the value delivered by renewable energy e.g. activities that create opportunities to bring together multiple value streams, 
  • Develop or demonstrate application of renewable energy to a new market
  • Improve the consumer or purchaser attractiveness of renewable energy
  • Increase the ability to provide dispatchable electricity supply
  • Improve control and reliability of renewable energy
  • reducing or removing barriers to renewable energy uptake
  • Increasing skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to Renewable Energy Technologies

It is expected that recipients publicly share knowledge and information about, and resulting from the activities funded.

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