India’s expanding clean energy workforce: opportunities in the solar and wind energy sectors

India can potentially create about 3.4 million jobs (short and long term) by installing 238 GW solar and 101 GW new wind capacity to achieve the 500 GW non-fossil electricity generation capacity by 2030 goal. These jobs represent those created in the wind and on-grid solar energy sectors. A workforce of about one million can be employed to take up these green jobs. Jobs created are different from the workforce needed, as one worker can perform more than one job. This study, in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and the Skills Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ), provides updated data on jobs created through India’s on-grid solar and wind energy sectors during FY21 and FY22. It provides updated findings and recommendations geared toward India’s goal of 500 GW of non-fossil fuel electricity generation capacity.