What are the 5 types of renewable energy? Solar energy can be thermal or photovoltaic. Water carries energy, when it flows in rivers, when it circulates in the ocean or when it is agitated on the surface of the sea. The atmosphere is a giant thermal machine in which wind turbines can draw. Finally, under our feet, the heat of our planet is within drilling range. Here is an overview of what the professions of renewable energy are.
From technician to engineer, the green economy and the renewable energy sector offer multiple job prospects and new professions. A real challenge on a global scale, the energy transition is creating jobs.
Wind, solar energy, hydroelectricity, biomass … The development of green energies progresses more and more every year. Between economic and environmental challenges, renewable energies create jobs and give rise to new professions, full of future, as attested by a report by the International Labor Organization published in 2018. The energy transition law for the Green growth in 2015 is not for nothing also, since the share of renewable energies will have to reach 32% of gross energy consumption in 2030, against 23% in 2020. According to a study by Ademe in March 2019, renewable energies generated 86,270 jobs in 2017, an increase of 6.9% compared to 2016. Here are 5 green energy professions to discover.
Wind project manager
He is responsible for a wind farm construction project, from its feasibility study to the final delivery of the project, while taking into account environmental impacts and regulatory constraints. The wind project manager chooses the installation site, negotiates with the land owners, elected officials, administrations in order to obtain a building permit and supervises the entire project until its effective completion. A university graduate diploma level is necessary for this type of position, whether master or engineering school. The salary of a beginner wind project manager is around $2,000 per month. Once experienced, his salary could reach $4,000 monthly.
Wind maintenance technician
The wind maintenance technician assures the assembly, maintenance and monitoring of the wind turbines. If most of the monitoring is done in the office by computer, the technician travels at least twice a year to provide lubrication and preventive maintenance. In the event of a breakdown, he must be able to intervene quickly on site, always accompanied by a technician to ensure his safety and carry out the various control tests. An undergraduate diploma is necessary to occupy this position. The salary of a beginner is around $1,500 monthly on average, to which can be added bonuses.
Renewable energy engineer
Versatile or specialized in energy, the renewable energy engineer is at the heart of innovation and seeks to develop new techniques or new energies. It can just as easily manage the installation of a wind farm as it seeks to make savings in the production of solar energy or to make profitable the exploitation of the underground layers in a geothermal project. Its aim is to ensure the energy transition, whether by making profitable existing technologies or by innovation. A graduate diploma or engineer diploma is required to exercise this profession. The gross salary of a beginner is around $2,500 monthly. With experience, his remuneration can be between $3,500 and $5,000 gross per month.
The flow economist: green energy at the heart of the business
The flow economist is chasing waste, whether in terms of electricity, heating, air conditioning or water. Specializing in energy savings, the flow economist works for both private companies and local authorities. Its purpose is to lower the bills, whether by changing equipment or changing certain settings. It can also intervene before the construction of a building or during a renovation. An undergraduate diploma is possible to practice this profession. The salary of a beginner is between $1,400 and $2,000 per month depending on his level of study.
The solar energy engineer ensures both a scientific role in seeking to continuously improve the efficiency of solar energy, as well as a technician responsible for ensuring the operation of the installations. Its goal is to make maximum use of solar radiation, whether through thermal or photovoltaic installations. He supervises an entire project, choosing the most suitable installation for its final implementation, and also manages the administrative and technical part (costing, assessment, statements …). A graduate diploma is required for this job. At the start of his career, his salary will be between $2,000 and $3,000 per month. Once experienced, his remuneration can reach $5,000 monthly, or even more.