As wind power expands, there will be more jobs across the entire sector in the coming years. In 2020, wind turbines with a power of 743 GW were installed worldwide. In 2050, it could be as much as 8,000 GW.
That would equate to 6.5 million jobs, roughly 2 million of which would be needed for maintenance and repairs, according to a Study by the LUT University in Finland.
“Now we desperately need specialists in the entire sector,” says Herman Albers, president of the German Wind Energy Association.
German Wind Technologies, the company he works for, employs more than 2,000 people. Worldwide, more than 1.3 million people work in the Wind Sector including an increasing number of specialists. Most positions (600,000) in the industry are related to wind park planning, followed by turbine construction (444,000) and maintenance and operation (around 220,000)
Some 1.3 million people worldwide already work in the wind sector, but five times as many will be needed as the shift to renewable energy gathers pace.