Renewable energy - a source of work for 6.5 million people

Humanity is increasingly using renewable energy sources, as indisputable evidence of a steady increase in world production of the final product, sales of equipment at lower prices on the products, the growth of capitalization and appreciation of the shares of companies involved in the industry.

The number of people who employs renewable energy - one of the indicators of its success and relevance. For the latest information on employment in the industry has recently published the International Renewable Energy Agency (International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA). According to the report “Renewable energy and work - Annual Review 2014″ (Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2014) on the planet green energy provides jobs for 6.5 million people.

Comprehensive annual survey shows a steady increase in the number of jobs in the renewable energy sector. If in 2012 the industry worked 5.7 million people, according to the results in 2013 this figure had risen to 800 thousand

“With 6.5 million people directly or indirectly employed in the renewable energy sector shows that it is no longer a niche and has become a significant employer worldwide - says CEO Adnan Z. Amin IRENA (Adnan Z. Amin). - Understanding progress in segments value chains, as shown in the report, is crucial for the development of policies aimed at strengthening job growth in this important sector of the economy. ”

Employment in the Renewable Energy was formed in 2013 based on industry changes and rearrangements, increasing competition and advances in technology and manufacturing processes. The largest employers in the industry are China, Brazil, USA, India, Germany, Spain and Bangladesh. Among the types of renewable energy on the number of jobs leading solar energy, biofuels, wind energy, biomass and biogas.

Significantly increased performance of China, which are caused by the production activity and an increase in the number of annual installations of photovoltaic cells. IRENA marks their fivefold increase from 2011 to 2013.

“The explosive demand for solar inverters in China and Japan increased employment in the installation sector and reduce the problem of oversupply of PV modules - said Rabia Ferruhi (Rabia Ferroukhi), Head of Information, Policy and Finance IRENA and principal author of the report. - As a result, many Chinese manufacturers are increasing their capacity. ”

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