Powering new jobs in Europe’s solar energy sector
Solar power is set to become one of Europe’s largest energy sources before the end of the decade. By 2050, it could also create an estimated 4 million jobs — but there’s currently a real shortage of workers with the skills to make it happen. That's why SolarPower Europe created #SolarWorks, supported by Google. This new programme aims to raise awareness of the diverse range of careers available in solar, and connect people with the resources to get started.
A growing energy
For the EU to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050, more than 80% of its electricity will need to come from renewable energy. As the lowest-cost and easiest-to-deploy clean energy option, solar’s use will grow exponentially — powering millions of homes, cars and factories — and creating a cleaner Europe.
By 2050, 60% of Europe’s energy could come from solar. But it won’t happen unless there are enough installers, technicians, engineers, project managers, and other skilled workers trained and ready to make the transition and drive the growth.