Solar Energy Job Market Heats Up Globally

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Solar company workers install a rooftop system at a home in Granada Hills, California in 2020. Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images By Gero Rueter "I really like my job, I’m excited and I’m learning a lot," says Fabian Rojas. The 26-year-old Argentinian has been working since last October for a small company near the western German city of Cologne that installs solar panels on roofs. The company’s CEO René Hegel, who’s been selling photovoltaic systems since 2008, hired the Argentine engineer, who was visiting Germany at the time. In this way, the company is able to meet at least part of rapidly increasing demand in the region. "We have many inquiries, I put together at least six offers a week and we already have orders for the next four to five months," Rojas told DW. "Customers want to generate their own electricity, charge their electric cars and reduce consumption from the grid. This also contributes to climate protection." Rojas talks to customers, customizes photovoltaic systems and sometimes helps install them on rooftops. "Fabian is a fast learner," Hegel says. "In the next few months he will gain more practical experience, and then things will get […]

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