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Australia has some of the best renewable energy resources in the world. An abundance of natural assets – including wind and solar – creates opportunities to power Australia’s clean energy transformation.

We have already embarked on a rapid energy transition. All our coal-fired power plants will be retired by 2038. However, significant investment is required to achieve our target of 82% renewable energy in the Australian grid by 2030.

Australia is:

  • investing in utility-scale solar, onshore and offshore wind projects to grow our renewable energy supply
  • working on a growing pipeline of energy storage & transmission projects to grow generation capacity and manage intermittent supply
  • home to some of the world’s largest energy storage projects such as the Hornsdale Power Reserve — the world's first big battery.

Global energy leaders and businesses can partner with Australia to help us reach net zero. Visit our Go Green with Australia page.

The Australian Government wants us to become a renewable energy superpower. This vision will enable Australia to become a global climate leader. We welcome overseas investors to help make this happen. Our fundamental strengths include:

  • Abundant solar resources: Australia’s solar radiation is about 10,000 times larger than our total energy use (Source: Geoscience Australia, Solar Energy 2023).
  • World-class wind resources — including onshore and offshore: Our unrivalled offshore wind potential is estimated at 5 TW (Source: Climate Council, Australia and Offshore Wind).
  • A large pool of energy sector workers who are transferring their skills to renewables: Australia is committed to growing a strong pipeline of workers. This is achieved through the National Energy Workforce Strategy and New Energy Apprenticeships Program.
  • Proximity to Asian markets: Australia has established trading routes to supply renewable energy to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Extensive mineral reserves: Australia is one of the world’s largest producers of lithium. We have abundant reserves of nickel, zinc and other minerals that are used in renewable generation and storage technologies.  

Above all, Australia has a strong track-record of innovation. Australians invented the solar cell used in more than 90 per cent of the world’s solar panels. 

How we can help

Incentives, grants and support

The Australian Government is supercharging the renewable energy sector with a strong offering of programs and grants. These include:


Renewable energy benefits

6th globally

6th in the world for the attractiveness of our renewable energy investment and opportunities.

Solar radiation

Australia has the highest solar radiation of any continent.

Rooftop solar

Around one third of households have roof-top solar power – the highest in the world.

Wind resources

We rival the North Sea along our vast coastal regions with average wind speeds above 9-12m/s.

We will support decarbonisation in Australia and worldwide, and an orderly transition to net zero.

  • A stable environment for investment. The Government has legislated our net zero target. It has committed more than $40 billion to supporting action on climate change and energy. This commitment provides certainty for investors.
  • Commitment to renewable energy exports. Australia is one of the world leaders in energy exports. We have the expertise, know-how and infrastructure to become a globally significant exporter of renewable energy.
  • Infrastructure investment. We have a proposed pipeline of 17,000 km of power transmission infrastructure.

Our thriving innovation ecosystem supports a huge pipeline of renewable projects: