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Definition of the Future Skills Needs of Job Profiles in the Renewable Energy Sector

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Department of Mechanics, Design and Organization, University of Deusto, 48007 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
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Department of Applied Mathematics, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48013 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
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Energies 2021, 14(9), 2609; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092609
Received: 14 April 2021 / Revised: 27 April 2021 / Accepted: 29 April 2021 / Published: 2 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section C2: Clean Energy)
The growth of the renewable energy industry is happening at a swift pace pushed, by the emergence of Industry 4.0. Smart technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Twin (DT), etc. enable companies within the sector of renewable energies to drastically improve their operations. In this sectoral context, where upgraded sustainability standards also play a vital role, it is necessary to fulfil the human capital requirements of the imminent technological advances. This article aims to determine the current skills of the renewable energy industry workforce and to predict the upcoming skill requirements linked to a digital transition by creating a unified database that contains both types of skills. This will serve as a tool for renewable energy businesses, education centers, and policymakers to plan the training itinerary necessary to close the skills gap, as part of the sectoral strategy to achieve a competent future workforce. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy; skills; Industry 4.0; jobs; digitalization; future renewable energy; skills; Industry 4.0; jobs; digitalization; future
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Arcelay, I.; Goti, A.; Oyarbide-Zubillaga, A.; Akyazi, T.; Alberdi, E.; Garcia-Bringas, P. Definition of the Future Skills Needs of Job Profiles in the Renewable Energy Sector. Energies 2021, 14, 2609. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092609

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Arcelay I, Goti A, Oyarbide-Zubillaga A, Akyazi T, Alberdi E, Garcia-Bringas P. Definition of the Future Skills Needs of Job Profiles in the Renewable Energy Sector. Energies. 2021; 14(9):2609. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092609

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Arcelay, Irene, Aitor Goti, Aitor Oyarbide-Zubillaga, Tugce Akyazi, Elisabete Alberdi, and Pablo Garcia-Bringas. 2021. "Definition of the Future Skills Needs of Job Profiles in the Renewable Energy Sector" Energies 14, no. 9: 2609. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092609

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