Renewable Energy Jobs

Renewable energy is defined as energy that is generated from sources that are of "infinite" or unlimited amount. While it's true that solar, wind, geo-thermal, hydro and tide sources are infinite, there's some controversy in considering that some other types of sources are infinite; it's the case for sources that need to be grown such as bio-fuels (corn and wood), and sources that require mining, such as nuclear energy.

Jobs in Renewable Energy have 5 basic work activities:

  • Science/Technology research and development jobs
  • Manufacturing jobs
  • Construction jobs
  • On-going maintenance and operation jobs
  • Sales jobs

Every sub-category of renewable energy jobs described below includes these 5 types of work activities.

Green Jobs in renewable energy or clean energy include jobs in the following sub-categories:

  • Solar Energy Jobs. The Solar Energy Jobs category is by far the fastest growing in the green energy generation segment, and include many sub-categories, and a multitude of job types. Examples of sub-categories include solar panel research and development jobs, solar panel manufacturing jobs, and roof-top solar panel installation jobs.
  • Wind Energy Jobs. The Wind Energy Jobs category is one of the fastest growing in the green energy generation segment (probably the 2nd fastest growing), and include many sub-categories, and a multitude of job types. Examples of sub-categories include wind turbine blade research and development jobs, wind turbine manufacturing jobs(rotors and blades), and construction and installation jobs that involve large wind turbines for utility-scale projects.
  • Geo-thermal Energy Jobs
  • Biomass and biofuels Energy Jobs
  • Tide and ocean-based Energy Jobs
  • Nuclear Energy Jobs.