Sydney 1.7MW rooftop solar “power station” switched on and playing both sides of meter

Sydney 1.7MW rooftop solar “power station” switched on and playing both sides of meter

With the DHL solar power station successfully commissioned in April, Epho says the BTPS has already successfully demonstrated two out of three of ARENA’s milestone funding requirements: to deliver the rooftop solar power to the building tenant under a power purchase agreement, and to distribute it via the separate connection into the wholesale market.

New England pumped hydro study gets boost with ARENA funding

New England pumped hydro study gets boost with ARENA funding

The project has also received funding support under the NSW government’s Emerging Energy Program.“Pumped hydro projects like Oven Mountain can play a key role in the provision of firming up and balancing the grid as increased levels of variable renewable energy generation such as wind and solar come online,” ARENA CEO Darren Miller said.

Wind turbines completed at ground-breaking W.A. gold mine microgrid

Wind turbines completed at ground-breaking W.A. gold mine microgrid

The five 3.57MW Goldwind turbines make up one component of the ARENA-backed microgrid project that is being developed and operated by EDL under a 10-year agreement to supply power to the Agnew gold mine, which is owned by the company Gold Fields.

The Pilbara looks to renewable hydrogen

The Pilbara looks to renewable hydrogen

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $995,000 in funding to Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd (Yara) to support a feasibility study for the production of renewable hydrogen and ammonia.

ARENA and CEFC to kick-start Australia’s ‘clean’ hydrogen industry

ARENA and CEFC to kick-start Australia’s ‘clean’ hydrogen industry

Upon the release of the strategy, the Morrison government announced that funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) would be directed to supporting the growth of Australia’s hydrogen industry.“The National Hydrogen Strategy maps out the steps we can take to develop a sustainable and commercial hydrogen industry,” federal energy minister Angus Taylor said.

ARENA-backed project trials “net zero energy” homes in Melbourne

ARENA-backed project trials “net zero energy” homes in Melbourne

The townhouses will also be “VPP ready,” in that they will be able to provide demand response via heating and cooling devices enabled to speak to the grid, and they be equipped to add an electric vehicle charger in the garage.

Australia could aim for 700 per cent renewables, ARENA boss

Australia could aim for 700 per cent renewables, ARENA boss

In the interview Miller, a former head of retailer Mojo Power, covered a range of subjects, including the scale of disruption from new technologies and business models, the need to change the rules of the market, and some of the future developments.“We are in an incredible transition from an old centralised model using fossil fuels to new renewable energy future, which will be largely distributed, democratised and consumer-focused,” Miller said.

ARENA debunks Coalition claims on energy storage costs

ARENA debunks Coalition claims on energy storage costs

Not so, says ARENA chief executive Darren Miller, who told Senate Estimates last week that Fisher had not engaged with ARENA at any point, that ARENA could not understand where he got his numbers from, and they bear no relation whatsoever to the report cited in Fisher’s modelling.

Old Toyota car plant to become green hydrogen hub, with backing of ARENA

Old Toyota car plant to become green hydrogen hub, with backing of ARENA

Today’s announcement with ARENA aligns with our global drive to promote sustainable mobility and to play a leading role in the transition to a decarbonised future,” Callachor said.“Hydrogen has the potential to play a pivotal role in the future because it can be used to store and transport energy from wind, solar and other renewable sources to power many things, including vehicles like the Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle.

Wind and solar farms to forecast their own output, in ARENA-backed pilot

Wind and solar farms to forecast their own output, in ARENA-backed pilot

In a joint statement with the Australian Energy Market Operator, ARENA said on Monday it had awarded $9.41 million to 11 different projects to trial short-term forecasting at large-scale wind and solar farms across Australia.

ARENA tips nearly $10m into distributed energy projects, pilots

ARENA tips nearly $10m into distributed energy projects, pilots

All told these resources are expected to be a major contributor to a smooth-running, renewable energy dominated future grid, with many – including ARENA CEO Darren Miller – predicting that consumer-generated energy account for up to half of the NEM electricity mix within the next few decades.

Senate crossbench gave renewables $23bn boost by thwarting Abbott's plan

Senate crossbench gave renewables $23bn boost by thwarting Abbott's plan

The Australia Institute says decisions taken by Labor and the crossbench between 2013 and 2015 to save the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) have now secured $7.8bn in public funding and investment for clean energy.

Clean energy exports ready for lift off

Clean energy exports ready for lift off

In fact, recent work by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and CSIRO suggests that hydrogen could be the missing element that allows us to develop an export industry for renewable energy to one day rival liquefied natural gas.

Origin Energy’s pumped hydro expansion plan wins ARENA backing

Origin Energy’s pumped hydro expansion plan wins ARENA backing

Origin Energy’s bid to nearly double the capacity of its Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Storage Scheme in New South Wales has won federal government funding, as part of a significant new stage in the transition to a renewable energy dominated grid in Australia.

Renewable hydrogen to be trialled in Sydney gas network

Renewable hydrogen to be trialled in Sydney gas network

ARENA said on Monday that it would contribute $7.5 million in funding to the trial – known as Project H2GO – in an effort to test renewable hydrogen for domestic use and demonstrate the potential for its storage in gas networks.

Car clubs, ARENA get behind solar-powered ultra-fast EV charging network

Car clubs, ARENA get behind solar-powered ultra-fast EV charging network

Spaced 200km apart, the charging sites will service the highways between Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, and Brisbane, with Perth getting its own network extending both north and south of the western capital.

ARENA backs 5GW wind and solar push for business and local government

ARENA backs 5GW wind and solar push for business and local government

In a statement on Tuesday, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency said it would provide $500,000 in funding towards the establishment of Australia’s first Business Renewables Centre – for information, training and advice on procuring clean energy offtake deals.

Monash Uni 100% renewable microgrid trial wins ARENA backing

Monash Uni 100% renewable microgrid trial wins ARENA backing

ARENA said on Friday that it was joining with Monash and technology partner Indra Australia to trial the microgrid on the University’s Clayton campus – an effort towards which ARENA would provide $2.97 million in funding.

ARENA goes behind the meter, as consumers rush to solar, storage, EVs

ARENA goes behind the meter, as consumers rush to solar, storage, EVs

Miller said that integrating the vast amounts of solar on Australian homes and businesses was one of ARENA’s key priorities, as distributed PV installed by consumers grows from its current 3-4 per cent of grid penetration, to forecast levels of around 50 per cent.

16 renewable hydrogen projects backed by ARENA grants

16 renewable hydrogen projects backed by ARENA grants

It follows a series of major reports – including from the CSIRO, ARENA, and Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel – highlighting the potential of clean hydrogen, as “versatile energy carrier and feedstock” as Australia moves to decarbonise its economy.