Anshu Singh. Due to the problems arising out of climate change and global warming, special attention is being paid to renewable energy all over the world. Many countries including India are moving towards green economy, in view of which the inclination towards solar energy is increasing rapidly. This is also increasing the career prospects in this field.

According to a study conducted by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Skill Council for Green Jobs, by the year 2030, about one million new jobs will be created in the renewable energy sector of the country. These jobs will emerge in small renewable energy projects such as rooftop solar and mini micro grid systems. At present, 1.1 lakh people are working in this sector. A recent survey conducted by Indiad shows that the demand for jobs in the Environment, Science, Governance (ESG) sector has increased by nearly 468 percent in the last three years.

Some reports say that in the coming time, about three lakh people can get employment in the solar and wind energy sector. Apart from this, the development of solar module manufacturing industry is also expected to create about 45,000 new jobs. Talking about technically skilled people, there will be a demand for 19,920 engineers by 2029. Experts believe that the development of solar energy sector will create employment opportunities in rural areas as well.

Job of Solar Engineers: The job of a solar engineer is to generate electricity from solar energy. They handle the work of solar energy related projects from planning and designing to its execution. Installation of rooftop solar panels takes place under his supervision. The help of these engineers is taken to develop any residential, commercial or industrial solar power plant or solar power system. They inspect and review solar kits and other equipment from site to site.

Educational Qualifications: Usually, only students doing electrical engineering work in the solar energy sector. Apart from this, youth doing industrial engineering, chemical engineering and computer software engineering can also move forward in this field. In addition to IITs, the country’s top educational institutions, where admission is done through JEE, various engineering colleges admit students to B.Sc (Electrical Engineering), BE and B.Tech (Solar and Alternative Energy) courses on the basis of entrance exam. . To appear in these examinations, one has to pass the 12th examination from the science stream. After graduation, you can do post graduation in Energy and Management, M.Tech (Renewable Energy). Some institutes also offer certificate and diploma courses. Recently IIT Guwahati has launched a new B.Tech course in Energy Engineering.

Prospects: After graduation in Electrical Engineering, youth can start career as Solar Power Engineer, Solar PV Designer, Electrical Engineer, Research and Development Engineer, Monitoring and Field Testing Engineer etc. The youth who do B.Tech in Solar and Alternative Energy, there are good prospects for them to work in Bio Energy, Photovoltaic, Wind Power and Hydropower Industry.

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Opportunities are there for all skilled and unskilled: Ajay Chandak, Energy Expert and Founder, Renewable Sustainable Innovations said that in the solar energy sector, engineers, project managers, business development experts, sales professionals are taken by big companies, while installation, maintenance, cleaning of rooftop solar or other solar panels Both skilled and non-skilled people get employment for etc. Often companies also provide training for this. The training is given by the government under the ‘Suryamitra Skill Development Programme’. By the way, there are good employment opportunities in the field of Solar Cooking, Solar Thermal, Solar Dryers. The biomass and biogas sector coming under renewable energy also raises expectations about the future.

Edited By: Sanjay Pokhriyal