A number of studies have mapped the scale of jobs across the solar value chain have globally and nationally. A key feature is the growing importance of jobs in the services sector, as the manufacturing sector has become increasingly automated.
Several studies that have established an understanding of the jobs landscape are:
Solar Power Europe, Ernst & Young, Solar Jobs & Wealth Creation in Europe, 2015
Solar Power Europe, Ernst & Young Solar Jobs & Value Added in Europe, 2017
United States: The Solar Foundation, National Solar Jobs Census
Ren-21, Global Status Report 2017, Data Pack, Jobs Statistics
Photo Credit, REN21, Global Status Report 2017, REN21 Secretariat, Paris