31 Jul Careers in Australian Solar
The Solar industry in Australia (and indeed, the renewable sector as a whole) has many employment/career options and opportunities. With the highest average solar radiation per square metre of any continent on earth, our solar industry is set to continue to expand.
No matter what your talents and interests are, there is a wide range of employment opportunities in the solar industry. Industry requires skills ranging from sales and marketing, to web design, to construction and installation, to design and engineering. The industry is undergoing continued growth, and this trend looks to continue as our society moves away from fossil fuels.
When reading about solar energy job trends, you’ll see a lot of focus on the high level, technical jobs. While there are many opportunities for people with degrees and experience in STEM fields, the solar industry also has plenty of opportunities in other areas. These include sales, labour, logistics and support.
Stability, opportunities, and growth are all important factors when considering a career path. One thing that people often overlook is the importance of morale and job satisfaction. When you work in the renewable energy sector, the work that you do contributes to overall improvements to the environment, including reducing pollution. Having pride in what you do, and feeling as if your work contributes to the greater good are added benefits of being involved in this industry.
Fundamentally, the installation of commercial and residential solar panels can result in massive energy savings. People can eliminate significant proportions of their electricity bill and even export energy back to the grid, saving our community as a whole.
If you are unsure about your career path, maybe it is time to seek out a career in renewable energy!
Please see below for more information on the solar industry, jobs and some other useful links;