Workers in the solar energy business do everything from planning, building, repairing and maintaining photovoltaic cells and solar power plants to doing research on new solar technologies and analysing and purchasing property for solar power plants. They also provide support services to scientific and technical employees and undertake a variety of other tasks.

Technical training, on-the-job experience, curriculum creation, and other activities that prepare people for solar energy employment, upgrade their abilities, and educate them on how solar energy affects their occupations are all part of solar workforce development. While installation jobs account for roughly two-thirds of the solar workforce, there are many other professions involved in solar energy, ranging from power systems engineering and manufacturing to building and system design, as well as roles in indirect and related fields like real estate, finance, insurance, fire and code enforcement, and state regulations.

A creative solar workforce is essential for overcoming barriers to solar adoption and lowering the soft costs of solar energy, which account for approximately two-thirds of the total cost of solar installations.

As the number of solar installations continues to rise, there is more demand and opportunity for people to enter the solar sector, as well as for those already working in the industry to further their education. Solar will also have an influence on people working in other businesses as it grows widespread. Solar training and energy education are critical to ensuring the future of solar adoption and meeting the solar worldwide goal for skilled workforce.