Irena report predicts GCC to create 200,000 solar power jobs by 2030

The UAE will reportedly account for 45% of total renewable energy jobs, followed by Saudi Arabia with 33% by 2030

Nearly 200,000 jobs will be created for the solar energy sector for the GCC
Nearly 200,000 jobs will be created for the solar energy sector for the GCC

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has reportedly published a report that states the GCC’s ambitions to create more than 200,000 job roles for the solar power sector as part the region’s renewable energy targets.

According to Thomson Reuters, the report said that the UAE would provide 45% of renewable energy jobs, while Saudi Arabia would create 33% of employment by 2030.

Credit: Thomson Reuters from Irena report

The solar careers would reportedly include 124,000 PV jobs, 50,000 concentrated solar power vacancies, and 23,000 for small-scale solar rooftop projects.

The report added: “The largest share of jobs – 67% for 2030 – would be in construction and installation. As markets mature and local manufacturing increases, the share of jobs in the manufacturing segment is likely to rise.”

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