Germany. Renewable Energy Products Continues to Grow
367 400 people were employed in 2010 in Germany in the field of renewable energies. This number has risen by about eight percent compared to last year. For this result, the German Center is for Aerospace (DLR) (DIW), together with the German Institute for Economic Research, the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) and the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) who have studied the development of employment in the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU).
With the expansion of renewable energies in Germany has developed a domestic industry, whose economic importance is growing continuously. For this result, the energy researchers are from the system analysis at the DLR Institute for Technical Thermodynamics and its project partners. Besides the number of employees in Germany were also the investment in facilities for the use of renewable energy with some 26.6 billion euros a quarter higher than last year. The revenues of the producing company in Germany was increased by 20 percent. As a consequence, the gross employment in this sector rose by about 28,000 to a total of 367 400 people.
Solar energy, with a strong employment growth Growth in the photovoltaic, decline in wind energy
Of the total of 367 400 employees a third work in the field of biomass (122,000). The estimate takes into account in addition to directly and indirectly employed in the plant and the employees from the operation and maintenance as well as the provision of fuel and biofuels (agriculture and forestry). The solar energy also contributed nearly one third of employment at (120 900), whereby a clear distinction here between the photovoltaic and solar thermal energy needs. Photovoltaics is the big beneficiary of the development of 2010, which is reflected in the substantial increase in employment in the industry. The Solar 2010 had, however, like the rest of the heating market to accept a clear penalty. In the field of wind energy in 2010 went back because of weak national and international markets for the first time the number of employees. The wind energy with 26 per cent (96 100 employees) to third. Geothermal energy contributed about 13 300 people (4 percent) in employment, followed by hydropower with 7,600 people (2 percent). Employment in publicly funded research and administration accounts for about 2 percent (7,500 persons) of gross employment.
A total of 359 900 people worked in the economy, 70 percent of these jobs can be attributed to the effect of the Renewable Energies Act (EEG). A more detailed presentation of the results and other information including the net employment effects of the project can be managed by the GWS in the right column under “Downloads” to downloadjobs in clean energy, jobs in renewable, solar jobs
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