The report by the Economic, Social, and Environmental Studies Office of SATBA, indicates that renewable energy plays an important role in creating jobs, in addition to the many benefits such as decreasing environmental degradation, climate change, and increased diversity in the energy supply mix. The results of the statistical survey in 10 solar power plants show that the average direct employment created in the operation and construction sectors were 1.37 and 9.42 people per megawatt respectively. The total number of direct and indirect jobs created in solar power plants is estimated to be 14700 jobs.
According to the report, the construction of solar power panels accounts for about 20% of jobs in the construction and equipping of solar power plants, therefore, using existing potential in the country and their development will have a significant impact on employment growth in this field. Studies by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) also show that global renewable energy employment reached 10.3 million jobs in 2017 of which the photovoltaic sector with almost 3.4 million jobs, was the largest employer.
In addition, the agency predicted that the capacity of photovoltaic power plants will reach 6348 GW by 2050 and the number of employees in this field will be 9.1 million globally.