Solar power is set to become Europe’s main source of energy before the end of the decade. Solar is one of the most job-creating energy technologies and could create 4 million jobs across Europe by 2050. To meet this enormous job potential, it is urgent to mobilise the workforce with the right skills to facilitate the energy transition.
To address this challenge, SolarPower Europe partnered with Grow with Google, to create the #SolarWorks campaign. This programme aims to showcase the diverse range of careers in the solar sector and connect potential solar workers with the right training to get them started. To inspire the future solar workforce, SolarPower Europe produced videos in the solar markets where they expect major solar growth in the coming years: France, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain. The video series tells the stories of current solar workers on various sites, from an agri-PV plant, floating solar installation to manufacturing facility, where they share their experience and advice on kickstarting a solar career.
Have a look at the #SolarWorks pilot video below and visit the campaign website, which shows all the information about working in solar and relevant trainings to get started in the solar sector, here.
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