“The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is the largest employer within the renewable energy sector, accounting for some 4.3 million jobs. If the solar business does not include a gender lens to incorporate more women, the industry is at risk of excluding a talent pool that is integral to its growth. This also undermines opportunities to improve the working environment for all employees, as having more women in the workplace is proven to improve organisational culture, resulting in better employee engagement and retention.

This report, the third in IRENA’s gender perspective series, examines the participation of women in the solar PV sector. The analysis outlines the share of women in the solar PV workforce, examines the barriers that women face in the sector – including women living and working in the off-grid context – and discusses the path to a more diverse solar PV workforce.”


Download the report here: Solar PV: A Gender Perspective


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