Over the last 3 decades, we have seen a lot of resource power utilized by the organizations in research and development. Companies are investing their valuable time and money in projects that have some outcome that can foster the usage of renewable energy.
One such renewable energy is wind energy. Research and innovation in sustainable energy like wind energy have considerably increased.
As per one of the latest news, the United States of America is aiming to generate 20% of the electricity using wind energy by 2030. Additional electric consumption, growing electrical needs, and future assumptions could be the reasons behind coming on such decisions.
Also, compared to other renewable and sustainable natural energies that are available, wind energy comes very handily. In the coming years, we assume that more and more investment will be made to build resources that can convert wind energy into usable energy like electricity.
Year’s back in the 2000s, Christine Real de Azua, Assistant Director of Communication at Washington DC, had analyzed the scenario we see in today’s growing world. She said that more and more job opportunities would open up for individuals. And still, it remains so true.
According to Walter Sass, President of Second Wind, Wind energy is the only source of natural energy that is available in bulk as compared to other sources like Solar.
As we discussed above, the companies will invest their money to convert Wind Energy to Electricity. More and more jobs can be expected to grow in this field. The majority of the jobs will be in manufacturing, operations, and installation.
Looking at the last few year’s records, companies have tended to hire engineers like quality assurance personals, manufacturing engineers, and plant engineers. But, it is not limited only to these profiles.
There are many opportunities in Blade manufacturing, tower production, and gear production. The reason behind this is that it is not just machines that work; it is also the infrastructure that is built.
One of the reputed companies in the US, GEC (Global Energy Concept), specializes in wind energy analysis, design, testing, and implementation. People with degrees in computer engineering, aerodynamics, atmospheric science, or mathematics tend to be hired in these companies.
The Wind Industry also has opportunities in the service sector. Someone in the service sector and working for the Wind Industry is likely to be working as a field technician or installation technician or operational maintenance expert.
The job requires the experience band of 2-years with a bachelor in any science field. Earlier, it used to be either 2-years of experience or a bachelor in science degree. But, it has considerably become more competitive though companies have opportunities for people to get hired.
One more great opportunity that this field of research has is an environmental engineer. He/she who joins the organization is responsible for assessing whether the Wind energy that is getting stored and its installations cause any damage to nature, i.e., trees, water, and animals. The engineer needs to be a graduate in biology or environmental science.
And yes, some of these jobs indeed need extensive work experience. The reason behind the creation of this situation is that these roles have a lot of installation as well as maintenance work.
People can give a proper solution to any problem only when they have considerable experience. Also, if the installation is done wrong, it may end up companies making a huge loss that is not desirable at the start.
Opportunities are many, and Competition is huge! Time to tighten the shoes for a big run!