Extra $1.1 million local investment in clean, green energy projects


The latest round of the ACT Government’s Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF) Direct Grants will provide the sector more than $1.1 million to help fund renewable energy innovation, ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury will announce today.

The recipients of this year’s REIF Direct Grants are:

  • Evoenergy - Ginninderry stage 1 residential battery trial: $250,000
  • PV Lab - A PV module test laboratory: $219,830
  • Evenergi - Heavy electric vehicle performance simulation platform: $235,000
  • FlexG - Driving uptake of electric vehicles by reducing charging time: $135,000
  • ITP Renewables - Battery storage optimisation: $88,040
  • IT Power - Large scale hydrogen storage in vertical shafts: $130,000
  • Smart Blox - Solar Blox pilot program and certification: $50,440.50

“The ACT is a global climate action leader. At a time of climate emergency, we’re investing in innovative renewable energy projects that will cement the Territory’s growing reputation as a centre of renewables excellence,” Minister Rattenbury said today.

“Renewables are the way of the future. These grants will help organisations fast-track  clean energy research and development, while creating more jobs in the rapidly  growing renewable sector.”

Among the winners is PV Lab, an organisation that had received funding from an earlier grants round to establish a world-leading research laboratory. This grant will support the lab to be expanded, to increase competition and improve the quality of solar PVs across Australia.