‘Real opportunities’: Energy Minister Chris Bowen pushes for more solar panels to be manufactured in Australia


Energy Minister Chris Bowen says there is an opportunity to produce more solar panels, given the vast resources Australia has.

Over the past decade upwards of 60 million panels have been installed on roofs across the nation, with just one percent made domestically.

Mr Bowen said Australia has much of the natural resources required to build the panels, such as lithium.

“We are right at the forefront of the world supply of these minerals, whether it’s lithium or other things and we need to be adding,” he told the ABC on Sunday.

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