Guadix, Spain: Creating jobs with thermal power
Solar thermal power plants provide considerable numbers of skilled jobs during both their construction and operational phases.
The Andasol 1 and 2 power plants, a 100 MW solar thermal power station located in Andalusia in Spain, created about 500 jobs per plant during the construction stage. Today, it employs 50 full-time staff, and will continue to do so throughout the entire project lifetime.
With the right policy support, Europe’s STE (solar thermal electricity) sector can generate 160,000 jobs in Europe in engineering, manufacturing and construction, plus further indirect employment.