It is no secret that the wind business is going through a turbulent period, with several players in the sectors experiencing a tough time.
I was wondering how many people are currently employed in Wind and I have found this interesting report from IRENA (the International Renewable Energy Agency).
I have discovered several interesting things:
- Only 11 million people are working in renewable energy job. Not that many, if you consider that we are 7.700.000.000.
- Out of these 11 million, only 1.1 million people work in wind. The biggest share is Solar PV, with over 3.5 milions.
- The majority of wind job are in China. With an incredible 44% of jobs in the People's Republic of China it looks like I will have to improve my Mandarin.
- One out of three is a woman, above all (45%) in administrative jobs but also (around 30%) in technical function. This is more of what I thought.