Growth PV industry results in 175.000 additional jobs

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Growth PV industry results in 175.000 additional jobs

Research from SolarPower Europe and EY shows that in the year 2021, not less than 175.000 employees will be active in the European PV industry. 

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Due to the crisis in the PV landscape, in Europe no less than 200.000 jobs have been lost since 2008. Meanwhile, growth has started and the number of employees will grow from 81.000 in 2016 by 94.000 to 175.000 in 2021.

In view of this figures, SolarPower Europe has called attention in the European Parliament for the importance of political policies that stimulate the roll-out of solar energy and that also create jobs. The predetermined figure of 175.000 jobs in 2021 will only be achieved if Europe actually reaches its renewable energy targets in 2020. The value of the sector will then be 9,5 billion euros in comparision with 4,6 billion euros in 2016.

Source: Solar Magazine, November 10, 2017

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