European solar jobs increased 39% in 2022
Employment in the solar industry jumped by 39% in 2022, according to the latest EU Solar Jobs Report.
The annual study by the SolarPower Europe trade association found that 648,000 people are now working in the sector. This figure is expected to reach 1 million by 2025, a full five years earlier than previous expectations.
“Looking at the solar skills gap, we’re beginning to tackle quantity, and now we need to re-double our efforts on quality,” said Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO at SolarPower Europe. “Citizens and businesses must feel confident that their solar project is manufactured, installed, and maintained by properly trained, trustworthy, professionals.”
Installation and deployment of solar accounts for 84% of the jobs, with operations and maintenance (8%) and manufacturing (7%) also contributing.
Lightsource bp reaches 1000 team members
Earlier in 2023, Lightsource bp reached its 1000 employees milestone. Since then, we have now moved past 1200 team members in total, right across the globe.
You can watch the video below, celebrating our exciting milestone.
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30 Nov, 2023
bp agrees to take full ownership of Lightsource bp
bp has agreed to acquire the 50.03% interest it does not already own in Lightsource bp, enabling Lightsource bp’s continuing growth and high performance.
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Solar and nature in perfect harmony
SolarPower Europe have released this year’s entries for their 2023 photo competition, Lightsource bp has submitted three entries, showcasing our projects in the UK, Greece and
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Team onboarding: Lightsource bp site visits in 2023
This year, Lightsource bp hosted eight onboarding solar site visits. A total of 285 team members, including 25 interns, were actively engaged in these informative sessions.