PV thermal roofing system developed by BlueScope and the University of Wollongong (UOW) installed on the Team UOW Illawarra Flame house.

Optimising thin-film BIPV-T for retrofitting

This project is developing a tool to help design the best Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPV-T) configurations for building retrofits.

One of more than 5,000 solar reflectors being lifted into place on a solar steam generator.

Kogan Creek Solar Boost project

This 44 megawatt concentrating solar power addition to the existing power station will be the world’s largest solar integration with a coal-fired power station.

Construction of the turbine, control room and main unit of Oceanlinx’s wave energy device nearing completion

World’s first 1MW wave energy device

With ARENA’s support, Oceanlinx has designed and constructed a 1MW wave energy device to convert the ocean’s power into electricity.

The CETO Unit - a fully submerged buoy tethered to a pump on the seabed

Perth Wave Energy Project

Using Carnegie’s CETO wave energy technology, this project will be the world's first demonstration of a complete grid-connected, commercial scale wave energy installation.

The solar thermal research hub, comprised of a 30 metre high solar tower surrounded by a 4000 square metre field of 450 mirrors

Solar Thermal Research Hub

This project involved CSIRO constructing Australia’s largest solar thermal research hub at the CSIRO National Solar Energy Centre in Newcastle.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) was established by the Australian Government to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia. We have a $2.5 billion budget to fund renewable energy projects, support research and development activities, and support activities to capture and share knowledge.

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    High demand for ARENA initiatives

    As 2014 gets underway, ARENA programs and initiatives are continuing to generate a significant amount of interest.

  2. $20 million to promote excellence in solar research

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today opened the first round of a research and development (R&D) program dedicated to advancing renewable energy knowledge and expertise ...

  3. Investigating solar thermal

    ARENA is partnering with natural gas and electricity provider, Alinta, and the South Australian Government to undertake a $2.3 million study into solar thermal power ...

  4. Promoting excellence through research and development

    ARENA is proceeding with a Research and Development (R&D) Program dedicated to advancing renewable energy knowledge in Australia.