Darren Miller

Aussie Solar Start Up 5B Feels the Need for Speed: ARENA

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $14 million in funding for 5B to accelerate the automation of its innovative utility scale solar array, 5B Maverick. Launched in 2017, the 5B Maverick is a modular, prefabricated solar array that can be built and pre-wired in a factory and […]

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Australian RE Agency Grants $40 M to Drive Ultra Low Cost Solar

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced up to $40 million in funding to support research and development (R&D) that aims to support the achievement of the Government’s ultra low cost solar stretch goal. The R&D funding round will build on ARENA’s previous R&D investment into solar […]

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ARENA Grants $100 M to Support Grid Scale Batteries

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a $100 million competitive funding round for grid scale batteries equipped with advanced inverters to support the grid. ARENA’s Large Scale Battery Storage Funding Round will provide up to $100 million in funding to new battery energy storage projects of 70 […]

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$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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Govt Order to Support Next Gen Clean Energy Tech is Welcome: ARENA

The Australian Government has today implemented changes to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) legislation that will enable the agency to support the next generation of energy technologies. ARENA will continue to support Australian innovation and R&D in renewable energy, as well as low, zero and negative emissions technologies. The broadened remit will allow ARENA […]

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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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