200,000 solar careers to be created across the GCC by 2030

IRENA predicts that solar tech will account for nearly nine in 10 of renewable energy jobs.

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The UAE will offer nearly half of some 200,000 jobs expected to be created by solar energy by 2030.

A report from IRENA estimates that 45% of solar power-related professions in the GCC will be based out of the UAE, while a third (33%) will be created in Saudi Arabia.

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"The largest share of jobs (67% in 2030) would be in construction and installation," stated the report, which also outlines solar careers in the fields of solar PV, concentrated solar power, and small-scale rooftop projects.

It added: "As markets mature and local manufacturing increases, the share of jobs in the manufacturing segment is likely to rise."

IRENA predicts that solar tech will account for nearly nine in 10 (89%) of renewable energy jobs in the region over the next decade.

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