IRENA: 11 million Are Employed In Renewable Energy Worldwide

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According to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), while China, the US, Japan and the European Union lost solar photovoltaic employment in 2018, India saw a rise of employment in this sector.

In total, 11 million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, up from 10.3 million in 2017.

The diversification of the renewable energy supply chain is changing the sector’s geographic footprint.

Until now, renewable energy industries have remained relatively concentrated in a handful of major markets, such as China, the US and the European Union.

Increasingly, however, East and Southeast Asian countries have emerged alongside China as key exporters of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Countries including Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, were responsible for a greater share of growth in renewables jobs last year, which allowed Asia to maintain a 60 per cent share of renewable energy jobs worldwide.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind remain the most dynamic of all renewable energy industries. Geographically, Asia hosts over three million PV jobs, nearly nine-tenths of the global total.

Besides India, PV employment expanded in Southeast Asia and Brazil.

Reference- IANS News-Feed, IRENA Report

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