Renewable Energy careers

India——Renewable energy education


Study options:

  • ITI
  • Diplomas
  • Btech
  • M Tech
  • PhD

 Certificate courses:

  • Advance certificate course in solar technology click here
  • Certificate course in solar technology click here


Renewable Energy has been incorporated in the syllabus of seven trades of two years regular ITI course the trades are:  Electronics, Electricians, Mechanist, Sheet Metal Work, Welder, Plumber and Fitter.

There is incredible scope and need for training electricians, ITI students in

Plant assembly, operation and maintenance

Finding the skilled manpower has become extremely difficult to maintain plant assembly, operation and maintenance. There is urgent need for training electricians and ITI student.  According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has estimated that 100,000 solar engineers would be required to meet the National Solar Mission target of 20,000 MW by 2020.

Digit solar will provide exposure to academics as to what kind of skills they would need to provide students.

Sector specific manpower requirement

 Solar PV & Solar Thermal

 The typical job profiles would include:

  • Installation and commissioning of solar thermal systems (SWH).
  • Erection and installation Grid integration of mega watt scale Solar PV power projects
  • construction & installation, module assembly, O & M and technical troubleshooting of Solar plants

 Wind energy

  • The typical job profiles would be would provide exposure in the areas of construction & installation, O & M and technical troubleshooting of wind turbines.

Note: The growth opportunities of the Sector could be hampered significantly if the skill requirements are not met. This would pose severe crunch on the wind energy sector.


  • Erection & commissioning of large scale, on-grid biomass power projects.
  • Collection, handling & processing of biomass,
  • power generation,
  • O & M and technical troubleshooting of biomass power plants.


  • Installation, erection & commissioning of biogas plants,
  • & M and technical troubleshooting of biogas plants

 Small Hydro Power Plants

  • Installation, erection & commissioning of small hydro power plants,
  • O & M and technical Troubleshooting.       

Diplomas & B Tech

Design techniques to match wind resource availability with appropriate Skills in optimization of blade angles for maximizing energy output trouble shooting of circuitry of solar PV lanterns and

Home lighting systems Grid integration of mega watt scale solar PV power projects Knowledge and exposure in advanced areas like wafer technology, semi conductor technology. Design skills in installing BIPV in buildings.

Employment opportunities



The United States depends on the ability to harness energy from sources such as the wind, sunlight, organic matter, the Earth’s internal heat, and rivers. However, making this promise a reality requires workers dedicated to leading this country toward a sustainable energy future.

The most common technologies produced and used in the United States today include photovoltaic, concentrating solar power (also known as solar thermal electric) systems, solar hot water systems, and passive solar building design

Jobs in Solar Power

Growth of the solar power industry creates high-wage, skilled jobs throughout the country for individuals with many different types of training. R&D groups at national laboratories, universities, and private companies develop and continually improve solar products to lower their costs and improve their reliability. Individuals employed in solar R&D generally have professional degrees in electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering; materials science, and/or physics. Many of the people involved with technologies that are still under development, such as parabolic dish systems, focus on R&D. As each technology progresses from the R&D phase toward full-scale commercialization, an increasing number of both professional and skilled workers are needed to sell, manufacture, design, install, and maintain equipment. The PV and solar hot water industries currently employ the majority of these workers, including electricians, engineers, technicians, and technical Managers. As utility-scale CSP technologies become commercially viable, the CSP industry will eventually require an increasing number of these workers, as well as engineers and construction workers to design and build power plants. The passive solar industry involves many of these professions as well, but also employs architects and builders.


Europe remains the world’s leading region in terms of cumulative installed capacity, with more than 70 GW as of 2012. This represents about 70% of the world’s cumulative PV capacity (compared to about 75% of the world’s capacity in 2011). Next in the ranking are China (8.3 GW) and the USA (7.8 GW), followed by Japan (6.9 GW). Many of the markets outside EU – in particular China, the USA and Japan, but also Australia (2.4 GW) and India (1.2 GW) – have addressed only a very small part of their enormous potential; several countries from large Sunbelt regions like Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America are on the brink of starting their development. Even so, the cumulative installed capacity outside Europe reached 30 GW as of 2012, demonstrating the ongoing rebalancing between Europe and the rest of the world and reflecting more closely the patterns in electricity consumption. For the seventh time in the last 13 years, Germany was the world’s top PV market, with 7.6 GW of newly connected systems; China was second with an assumed 5 GW, followed closely by Italy (3.4 GW), the USA (3.3 GW) and Japan with an estimated 2 GW.