While solar PV supports the most jobs among the various renewable energy technologies, CSP is known to be more labor intensive.
Much of the work required to build a CSP plant needs be performed locally. The largest contribution to job creation happens when a CSP plant is under construction. And when the plant is ready, a significant number of workers are required to carry out essential operation and maintenance (O&M) during the lifespan of the plant.
“During the CSP deployment period in Spain – from 2007 to 2013, when 2,300 MW were installed – there were close to 30,000 jobs corresponding to the construction of plants,