Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

$50 M to Ramp up Microgrids in Regional Australia: ARENA

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced the launch of the $50 million Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program (RAMPP) to support microgrid pilot projects across regional Australia. Announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget, the six year program aims to improve the resilience and reliability of electricity supply […]

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Transforming the Grid with Pole-mounted Batteries: ARENA

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $4 million of ARENA funding to United Energy to trial the use of pole-mounted batteries to support more rooftop solar and manage peak demand across the low voltage distribution network in south Eastern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. The first of […]

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Scientists Make Bifacial Solar Cell with Record Power Output at 29%

A team of scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have used laser processing to produce a record-breaking bifacial solar cell with a front conversion efficiency of 24.3% and a rear conversion efficiency of 23.4%, representing a bifacial factor of 96.3%. This performance represents an effective power output of approximately 29%, well exceeding the performance of the […]

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World’s 1st Solar-Hydro Plant for Longer Duration Energy Storage: ARENA

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $15 million in funding to RayGen Resources Pty Ltd (RayGen) to construct its first of a kind ‘solar hydro’ power plant comprising 4 MW of solar PV generation and 3 MW / 50 MWh (17 hours) of dispatchable storage capacity […]

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ARENA Allocates Over $100 mn for Australia’s 1st Large-scale H2 Plants

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian Government, announced yesterday its conditional approval of $103.3 million towards three commercial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, as part of its Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round. The three successful projects are: 1. Engie Renewables Australia Pty Ltd (Engie), which will receive $42.5 million towards a 10 MW […]

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ARENA asks Luceo Energy to Help Increase DER in Low Voltage Networks

Queensland energy data company, Luceo Energy, has been tasked with providing a solution to distribution network service providers (DNSPs) to help them smoothly manage distributed energy resources (DER) within low voltage networks, by the Australian government. For this purpose, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has extended $2.6 million in funding to the Brisbane-based clean-tech innovator. The allocation […]

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