CleanTech/ Renewable Energy, Other

Indian renewable energy sector creates 50,000 direct jobs in last three years

Over 50,000 direct jobs are estimated to have been created in the last three years in off-grid & other applications in the New & Renewable Energy Sector.

It is estimated that employment for nearly 40 people is generated during erection and commissioning of a 1-2 MW PV Project. This number increases by approximately 15 for every additional 1 MW capacity. In the case of solar thermal projects, it is estimated that up to 500 personnel are employed in a 20 MW capacity power project.

In last three years 419.21 MUs (Upto Jan. 2013) of Solar Energy has been generated.

At the O&M stage, as per rough estimates, one to two persons are required per MW depending on project size.

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