Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important player in the global economy Thereby providing 6.5 million jobs worldwide. For that number is quickly growing. I mean it shows no signs of slowing down. This is great news for the environment. Especially as renewable energy sources produce much less pollution than traditional sources. But it’s also great news for job-seekers. All because as the renewable energy sector is much more diverse than many expect.
Benefits of Renewable Energy Jobs
First of all, the renewable energy sector offers a variety of jobs. Ranging from engineers to sales people and then to manufacturing staff. This makes it a great option for job-seekers looking for a variety of positions. Many renewable energy jobs offer competitive salaries, health insurance, and other benefits.
And, of course, there’s the environmental benefit.
So renewable energy sources are much cleaner than traditional energy sources. I am meaning fewer health risks for nearby communities. Plus, renewable energy sources use fewer resources. Thereby allowing us to save our natural resources for future generations.
Types of Renewable Energy Jobs
The renewable energy sector offers a variety of jobs for job-seekers. Here are a few of the most popular:
Solar energy jobs include engineers, technicians, installers, and salespeople. In addition, solar energy jobs often involve installing and maintaining solar panels. Also, educating customers on the benefits of solar energy.
Wind energy jobs involve installing and maintaining wind turbines. For that’s as well as researching new technologies. Furthermore, wind energy technicians also need to be adept at troubleshooting and problem-solving.
Bioenergy jobs involve harvesting, producing, and distributing biofuels. Bioenergy technicians need to be knowledgeable about the latest bioenergy technologies, and may also need to be familiar with the environmental regulations that apply to bioenergy.
Hydropower jobs involve the installation and maintenance of those power plants.
In addition, hydro technicians need to be knowledgeable about the latest technologies. For that’s as well as the environmental regulations that apply.
In conclusion, renewable energy is a booming industry. Thereby providing 6.5 million jobs worldwide. Renewable energy jobs are diverse, offering competitive salaries and benefits. Plus, the added bonus of helping the environment. Job-seekers interested in renewable energy should explore the different types of jobs available. Finally and decide which one is right for them.
Annual Review 2014 called ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs is the second annual jobs report published by IRENA. It is available to download at www.irena.org/REjobs