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UK Solar Industry provides 14,000 full-time jobs

The Solar PV industry created 14,000 new jobs in 2013 The Solar PV industry created 14,000 new jobs in 2013

A recent survey has found that 2013 proved to be a year of new opportunities for the UK Solar industry, as around 14,000 jobs were created in the PV sector.

The survey, carried out by The Building Research Establishment (BRE) National Solar Centre (NSC), reinforced the Solar Industry’s ‘long-term potential’ by showing the large scope for new job roles in labouring jobs (building and ground mounted projects) as well as office roles and extra staffing throughout the PV supply chain.

From the results of the survey, it has been calculated that the domestic and commercial sectors require approximately 20 jobs per MW installed in comparison to the seven jobs per MW of ground mount installation.

Commissioned by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) the findings are to be used to measure the economic standing of the UK PV market and job numbers within the industry, which has previously proved to be a difficult feat.

This news offers another bout of optimism for the UK market, as previously hinted at in our blog about Trina Solar’s UK success. With this positivity emerging and the UK market thriving, it seems that 2014 is set to be the year where true potential shines through.

Here at Waxman Energy we have every faith in the Solar PV industry and our strong ethos in high quality and service supports that. By continuing to provide our customers with the utmost in care, our longevity in the industry can be backed up by loyal brand partners and returning customers.

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