Are you a fresher with a Bachelor’s Degree searching for job ? Are you a solar energy enthusiast ? If you are reading this article, chances are more that you are a follower/enthusiast of solar energy !! (OR) might be one who is keen in entering this booming solar energy sector. (But if you are already in solar energy sector, you are most welcome to leave your suggestion/tips in comment section below.)
The growth story of solar industry in India started with the introduction of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) back in 2010 with a target to achieve a total installed capacity of 20 GW by 2022. With Modi government’s push for solar sector, the target got revised to whooping 100 GW by 2022 & the sector is placed itself in a fast track growth. Out of which 40 GW is said to come from decentralized rooftop solar power plants and remaining 60 GW from MW scale and ultra mega solar power plants on large waste lands. This helps in job creation to an extent of 7 lakhs in next 10 years period of time.
Below are some of the ways that one can try to kickstart a career in this solar domain:
- If you are a fresher and looking for a entry level jobs, the best way to get into a solar company is by “Internship”. Yes, it really works. Visit internship portals like internshala, and search for solar / solar energy keywords. You will get a list of internships available for freshers. This is the best way to know about the industry and company as well. If things go well, you can be a full time employee. If not, with the experience you can apply for new company.
- If you are a ITI or diploma holder and trying to enter this field, the first thing you should do is to enroll yourself for Suryamitra Skill Development Programme. It is sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India. This is a 90 days residential program and it is free which includes boarding and lodging. You can access the details of skill development venues from here. As on July 2016, there are 137 centers spread across the country.
- If you are a experienced person trying to enter solar domain, try attending some trainings on solar energy that gives you hands on experience on different aspects. There are quite a few institutes in India which have courses on solar energy. (See our post, on list of institutions offering courses on solar energy.)
- You can always keep looking in LinkedIn for new job opportunities of your interest. If you don’t have an account, we strongly recommend you to create a one and keep it updated. You can try it even if you are a fresher, as it will always have a lakh or more job opportunities for freshers !! You can even create job alerts for vacancies in solar energy domain.
Visit job portals like Naukri.com and of course Solar PV Paper as well to get updates on job opportunities. And you can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter that is delivered to your inbox !!