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Climate in Number: How many jobs the European solar industry needs • Table.Briefings



Climate in Number: How many jobs the European solar industry needs • Table.Briefings

Letzte Aktualisierung: July 4, 2024

Solar field in Portugal: The EU wants to train 100,000 new skilled workers for the solar industry. (IMAGO / Pond5 Images)

The European Union is providing money for an academy for skilled workers, but the industry doubts that this will be enough.

According to the solar industry, the demand for qualified workers in the European solar sector is growing faster than expected. For this reason, the European Commission gave the green light for a European Solar Academy in late June. The aim is to train 100,000 skilled workers for the solar industry over the next three years. The entire value chain is to be taken into account. The Commission estimates that around 66,000 specialists will be needed in the production of modules and system components alone by 2030. Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton spoke of an “urgent skills gap” and has earmarked nine million euros from his budget for the academy’s establishment.

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