24 Feb '16, 11am

Brazil’s PV sector to create more than 60,000 jobs by 2018 https://t.co/tIghxc7ZmC

Brazil will require a trained workforce to keep up with the PV pipeline.Flickr: j.m. Abriola Brazil’s solar energy sector will create between 60,000 and 90,000 new job opportunities up to 2018, according to the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar). At present at least 3.3GW of solar power plants are due to be installed in Brazil by 2018 as part of the country’s reserve energy auctions and projects made possible under the free market of the state of Pernambuco . Absolar estimated that every megawatt of solar will create 20-30 direct or indirect jobs. From this, the association estimated the thousands of potential jobs available. It also claimed this would help to alleviate Brazil’s 6.8% unemployment rate at the end of 2015, which accounts for 1.7 million unemployed persons. Furthermore, these estimates do not include the potential jobs creation arisi...

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