The Government today announced the establishment of a PV manufacturing hub to replace the coal dominated industries of the Hunter Valley. The Prime Minister Anthony Albanese spoke about investing “in the path from pit to panels”, which was underpinned by the Government’s announcement of a $1bn support program in the form of production credits and grants to a solar supply chain in Australia. Today’s announcement builds on the APVI’s recent ARENA-funded project Silicon to Solar: Foundations for Solar PV Manufacturing in Australia, which examined the opportunity for Australia to establish viable, relevant, and timely local manufacturing along the solar PV supply chain.

The APVI will continue to work with the Government, ARENA and industry to develop a sustainable PV industry in Australia.

The full media release is here.