The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a $7 million funding initiative focused on trialling how solar parks, wind farms or enabling technologies such as batteries can provide grid stability and security services. The increase in the share of renewable energy and the retirement of traditional synchronous generators can add to system security challenges. … Continue reading ARENA launches $7 million initiative for renewable energy
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced an Australian-first trial of drinking water systems that produce clean drinking water drawn directly from the air using solar power. On behalf of the Australian Government, ARENA will provide $420,000 in funding to US-based Zero Mass Water to deploy 150 of its solar-powered SOURCE drinking water systems … Continue reading How to get clean drinking water using solar power
Latrobe Valley dairy farmers could be buying and selling locally generated renewable energy using blockchain, due to a study funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). ARENA announced $370,000 in funding for a feasibility study into a ‘virtual microgrid’ for the Latrobe Valley. The $775,000 project will be led by Brooklyn-based energy company LO3 … Continue reading Virtual microgrid could allow dairy farms to trade energy via blockchain
The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far North Queensland homes and businesses. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provided $17.4 million in funding for the Lakeland Solar and Storage project on the Cape York Peninsula, near … Continue reading First co-located solar and battery connected to grid
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced it has awarded $29.2 million for 20 research projects to propel the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. The funding has been offered to research teams from the University of New South Wales, Australian National University, Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). … Continue reading ARENA funds $29m worth of research projects
Applications for the International Engagement Program funding round are now open. The Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has provided $5 million to the program to support knowledge sharing about renewable energy technology with researchers and industry leaders around the world. Funding will be awarded to activities that will help create, collect, … Continue reading $5 million government funding for renewables
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced $18 million in funding for the $160 million Kennedy Park wind, solar and battery project, based in North Queensland. The 60.5 megawatt (MW) project will consist of 43.2 MW of wind, 15 MW of solar PV, a 2 MW lithium ion battery and a synchronous condenser. On … Continue reading Funding for solar project in Queensland
AGL Energy Limited is building a virtual power plant in Adelaide to service homes and small businesses, in a prototype that could be rolled out nationally.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced the 12 projects that will receive their share of a $92 million grant – which may be the agency’s last round of funding in the face of severe budget cuts.