Solar Workforce Development
Led by IREC, the Puerto Rican Solar Business Accelerator is supporting the growth of a skilled and diverse workforce in Puerto Rico.
Through our partner Pathstone, Inc., we provide on-the-job training and identify gaps between the technical studies curriculum and the industry’s needs. We also offer assistance to individuals interested in joining the solar industry in a technical occupation, such as solar installer or construction worker.
Puerto Rico’s solar and construction industries need the best human capital to reach their full potential. The PRSBA’s workforce development component is built on years of leadership and expertise at IREC, Pathstone, and other PRSBA partners. The PRSBA is focused on increasing economic resiliency in Puerto Rico through training and technical assistance for locally owned and operated businesses, and preparing the local labor force for solar and construction jobs in the current and future economy.
In 2020, the PRSBA released a white paper that provides actionable numbers on the economic and social benefits that Puerto Rico can expect as it moves toward a 100% renewable energy future. We estimate that meeting this goal will lead to nearly 20,000 solar jobs in Puerto Rico by 2030, compared to roughly 2,000 jobs today.
If you are interested in more information about our workforce development services for you or your staff, please complete this form to receive a complete orientation (form is in Spanish) or contact us today.
Working Group on Solar Workforce Development
In 2021, we joined our partner organizations to organize a broad working group on developing a highly skilled and diverse solar workforce in Puerto Rico. In the working group, we discussed the needs for solar workforce development as identified by representatives of local companies. This report summarizes the discussion on the topics addressed and the details of our findings.
Puerto Rico Solar Industry Workforce Market Study. We conducted in-depth interviews and an online survey of solar firms in Puerto Rico. The questions covered workforce trends such as certifications, training, career pathways, and gender issues. We also asked about industry challenges and solutions related to COVID-19, unmet needs, and proposed certifications. Read the report here.
Puerto Rico Solar Jobs in 2050. In 2020, the PRSBA released a white paper that provides actionable numbers on the economic and social benefits that Puerto Rico can expect as it moves toward a 100% renewable energy future. We estimate that meeting this goal will lead to nearly 20,000 solar jobs in Puerto Rico by 2030, compared to roughly 2,000 jobs today. Read the report here.
Visit our website in Spanish to view other resources and opportunities for solar businesses in Puerto Rico.