Tasmania will keep working to grow its renewable energy sector in the "uncertain" coronavirus period, Energy Minister Guy Barnett says.
"Tasmania has what the rest of the country needs - affordable, reliable and clean energy - and we will continue to do what we can to grow the sector in these uncertain times," Mr Barnett said.
"We will get through this."
Mr Barnett was pleased by Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Monday which showed the state had strong jobs growth in the renewable energy sector in 2018-19.
The ABS estimated full-time equivalent jobs in the sector increased by 160 - more than 11 per cent - during the year to 1560.
The growth was built mostly on wind energy, which added 140 jobs as the Cattle Hill and Granville Harbour wind farm projects made progress.
The state also added 150 renewables jobs in the previous financial year.
"Renewable energy is one of Tasmania's natural assets and one of our greatest competitive advantages, and these figures are good news confirming that our ongoing commitment to grow the sector is paying off," Mr Barnett said.
"While the long term impacts of COVID-19 are still unknown, we remain committed to our nationally significant Battery of the Nation and Marinus Link projects as they will potentially inject billions more into our economy and create thousands of local jobs, many in regional areas.
"We are also committed to exploring our potential for hydrogen power, with our $50 million investment over 10 years to build a renewable hydrogen industry here in Tasmania."
Mr Barnett said the state government was working with the federal government to make sure Tasmanians were best placed to get the jobs, with $17 million to provide fee-free training in current and future priority areas through the Energising Tasmania initiative.
"This will help ensure Tasmania has the expertise we need to build and maintain pumped hydroelectricity as part of the Battery of the Nation project, along with electrical and engineering skills to build the interconnection infrastructure with the National Electricity Market," he said.