Grants for renewable energy research and development (R&D)

A range of grants exist to help businesses and organisations fund renewable energy projects, energy efficiency and clean technologies. The 2 main funding programs are the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). Queensland Government opportunities and assistance are also available.

Advance Queensland

Through a series of programs to assist businesses in the development of innovative products and technologies, Advance Queensland provides grants to Queensland businesses developing next generation renewable energy technologies.

Find out more about the Advance Queensland initiative.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

ARENA provides long-term financial assistance for renewable energy technology innovation.

ARENA’s purpose is to support improvements in the competitiveness of renewable energy and enabling technologies, increase the supply of renewable energy in Australia, and facilitate the achievement of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions targets by providing financial assistance and sharing knowledge to accelerate innovation that benefits all Australians.

Find out more about ARENA funding.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

CEFC acts as a specialist investor to fill market gaps and collaborate with investors, innovators and industry leaders to spurl investment where it will have the greatest impact.

The CEFC has played a major role in nurturing the development of Australia’s large-scale renewable energy sector, crowding in substantial private sector investment and supporting the entry of new developers, contractors, suppliers and offtakers.

Increasingly, CEFC capital is backing renewable developments alongside energy storage such as large-scale batteries and grid-balancing technologies, as well as early-stage projects.

Find out more about funding from the CEFC.

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