The Australian Solar Institute has been formed by the Commonwealth Government of Australia – key initial stakeholders include the University of NSW, Australian National University and the CSIRO who as core institutions have contributed to the establishment process of the ASI.
The majority of the Institute’s research funding will be allocated through a competitive grants program. A smaller proportion of research funding will be provided to core Institute projects and activities. The Institute’s competitive grants program will be designed to encourage any Australian researcher in solar photovoltaic and concentrating solar thermal technologies to apply for funding. This includes researchers from the public and private sectors.