National Skills Assessment of the U.S. Wind Industry in 2012

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    A robust workforce is essential to developing domestic wind power projects, including manufacturing, siting, operations, maintenance, and research capabilities. The purpose of our research is to better understand today's domestic wind workforce, projected workforce needs as the industry grows, and how existing and new programs can meet the wind industry's future education and training needs.Results presented in this report provide the first published investigation into the detailed makeup of the wind energy workforce, educational infrastructure and training needs of the wind industry. Insights from this research into the domestic wind workforce will allow the private sector, educational institutions, and federal and state governmental organizations to make workforce-relateddecisions based on the current employment and training data and future projections in this report.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages50
    StatePublished - 2013

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-7A30-57512


    • 20% by 2030
    • U.S.
    • wind energy
    • wind industry
    • wind industry occupations
    • wind industry survey
    • wind workforce
    • wind workforce


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