Our CEO Harald Överholm talks about the job opportunities arising in the booming solar industry in this Forbes article, that also dives into some recent research about how renewable jobs can replace those from coal.
For example, the EY Europe Attractiveness Survey published this year shows how cleantech and renewables ranked just behind the digital economy as a driver of Europe’s growth in the coming years.
Excerpts from the article:
“There are a lot of opportunities in terms of installing the solar panels, whether in terms of electricians or general laborers to help fit panels to their installations,” Harald Överholm, CEO of Solar company Alight says. “There is also a range of mental skills required, such as an eye for detail, working independently and within teams, problem-solving, and working with complex machinery.”
There is also likely to be significant crossover in terms of the people skills required, as solar technicians will require to communicate with a wide range of people, with the ability to communicate complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner crucial, especially alongside fundamental professionalism and punctuality.”