2021 has seen a lot of successes for solar and SolarPower Europe, one of them was creating and kicking off the #SolarWorks campaign. Together with Grow with Google, we launched 7 inspirational videos to highlight the diverse range of careers available in solar, and connect people with the resources to get started.
To inspire the future solar workforce, we produced videos in the solar markets where we expect major solar growth in the coming years. We visited these countries and talked to solar workers about their experience and advice on how to start a career in solar. Have a look at the full #SolarWorks series to learn more about the solar potential in each country:
In France we met Clémence and Ludivine from Akuo Energy at a floating solar plant and agrisolar site for apricot farming. visited a floating solar plant and an agrisolar site for apricot farming.
In Germany, we met Stephanie from Fraunhofer ISE and Sven from Meyer Burger and learned more about what it is like to work in a manufacturing facility and PV research.
In Poland we talked with Sylwia and Michal , sales specialists and learned more about the country’s solar growth ambitions.
In the Netherlands we met Agnes from Groenleven at a floating solar site and watch Egbert from AKinstalltions install solar on a residential house.
And finally, in Spain, we talked with Peggy from Sonnedix and Nacho from Statkraft and hear about their experience and advice starting a career in solar.
We invite you to have a look at the #SolarWorks pilot video, which compiles the best of the 5 country videos above.
To learn more about the great potential of solar energy in Europe, have a look at the animation video here.
This campaign aims to mobilise the future solar workforce and help guide those interested in joining the sector with reskilling.
We invite you to have a look at the campaign page which shows all the information about working in solar and relevant trainings to get started in the solar sector here
We will continue our work on solar jobs in 2022, so stay tuned for more next year!