Total solar PV industry jobs per year in the European Union (EU-28) 2008-2021

This statistic displays the total FTE jobs in the solar PV industry in the European Union (EU-28) from 2008 to 2021, by country. It shows that there was a large drop in jobs between 2008 and 2016. However, it is projected that FTE jobs will recover and amount to around 174,682 jobs throughout the European Union by 2021.

Number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the solar PV industry in the European Union (EU-28) from 2008 to 2016, by country

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Release date

November 2017


Europe, EU

Survey time period

2008 to 2021

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Jobs represent the total amount of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs created by the PV industry directly and indirectly. includes all market-relevant technologies, i.e. crystalline silicon and thinfilm technology."

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