Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020

Renewable energy technologies create jobs and up and down the supply chain and can spur broad and sustainable social and economic development. Renewables accounted for an estimated 11.5 million jobs worldwide in 2019, up from 11 million the previous year, according to this seventh edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs series.

While few large markets still account for the bulk those jobs, employment in renewables has started spreading more widely, especially through the proliferation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Solar PV accounted for 33% of the world’s renewable energy workforce in 2019. Asia accounted for 63% of total jobs in renewables.


  • Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Publication Date: 09/2020
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-92-9260-266-6