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Nurses, firefighters, and police may be among the professions that come to mind when we think of “essential workers” – and they have undoubtedly provided valuable service since the onset of the pandemic. However, many companies in the energy sector were appropriately designated as essential services when the lockdown started.

Even prior to COVID-19, investment in renewable energy like solar and wind was booming. While demands for energy have been impacted by the global pandemic, the movement towards sustainable and eco-friendly practices was already shaping career opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

According to a study done in 2018 by the Energy Defense Fund, the renewable energy sector already employs over 700,000 people. It seems increasingly clear that companies in this industry that navigate these challenging times are likely to power the post-COVID economy into the future.

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Saving money and protecting the environment had always been obvious selling points for making the transition to solar energy. With the onset of COVID-19, companies providing renewable energy solutions like solar panel installation are playing an important role in sustaining the economy with new career opportunities.

Despite a few early setbacks due to COVID-19, the solar business is one industry that is seeing steady growth in the later part of 2020. As such, new job opportunities may be available for people looking to jumpstart their careers. It’s also clear that renewable companies who best take care of both their customers and employees will be the ones to succeed and help drive our economy into the future.