How many people are employed by the wind industry globally?




Did you know that a wind turbine consists of more than 8,000 parts? Then consider how many jobs are created in the supply chain from ball bearings to fiberglass housing. 

In 2012, approximately 670,000 people were employed directly or indirectly in the global wind power industry. According to Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012 moderate scenario, wind energy could generate over 2.6 million jobs globally by 2030.  

In Brazil alone, 15,000 new jobs were created by the wind industry in 2012.

Jobs range from manufacturing to services and development. There is currently a shortage of skilled workers and engineers in the wind business.