The global deployment of solar power technology, at increasing scale, will be critical to the success of the global energy transition. By 2050, solar and other renewables will be the leading source of energy generation globally.
Australia has world leading solar resources and a vast land mass to facilitate deployment at scale. However, we are entirely reliant on overseas supply chains for the production of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
The Australian Silicon Action Plan, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers, outlines the economic benefits available to us by investing in an integrated silicon and solar cell supply chain. The ultimate vision is for an integrated silicon and solar cell supply chain, including recycling to address end of life considerations, that is powered by renewable energy and creates truly circular outcomes.