Solar PV: A Gender Perspective – New IRENA Report

January 26, 2023 – January 26, 2023
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
ISES (International Solar Energy Society)

In this webinar, invited speakers and discussants present the latest instalment of the IRENA Gender Perspective Series, this time focussing on the aspect of gender in Solar PV.

Since 2017, IRENA has explored opportunities to improve the gender balance in the global energy transformation, first by deploying a gender lens in most of the agency’s publications dealing with the socio-economics of the energy transition, and second by researching ways to maximise the socio-economic dividends of gender mainstreaming in stand-alone reports.

The Gender Perspective series is an integral part of IRENA’s extensive research work on the effects of renewable energy deployment during energy transitions. The initial focus on employment creation and skills was expanded over time to cover other socio-economic elements such as gross domestic product, broader measures of welfare, local economic value creation, improved livelihoods and gender-differentiated impacts.

The 2022 report presented in this webinar evaluates the role of women in the solar PV industry using the largest sample of global responses
on solar PV energy and gender gathered to date. Based on our survey of some 1 300 individuals and organisations, it reports the share of women in the industry (40%), highlights the barriers and opportunities within the sector, and flags the similarities and differences between the solar PV workforce and the previously analysed sectors.

Find the full 2022 report here:

The webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes and will include a Q/A session for questions from the audience. The recording of the webinar as well as all presentations will be made available in the ISES webinar archive.


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