Monthly Archives July 2021

Federal Environment Minister puts the solar industry on notice for looming “landfill nightmare”

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley announced on 16 June 2021 that she is “putting the solar panel industry on notice with clear timelines for action”. While Australia’s uptake of millions of solar panels across the country makes us a world leader in clean solar energy, the Environment Minister’s speech indicated that the spotlight on the solar industry will be on sustainable recycling solutions for PV panels and that an industry-wide approach on collection and recycling will be needed to avoid a “landfill nightmare”.   PV panels used for solar energy are the “photovoltaics” cell technology that allows the direct conversion of light into
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