The clean energy sector is another economic casualty to the COVID-19 pandemic. Clean energy-related manufacturing plants were closed due to the virus outbreak, and companies began furloughing and firing workers.
The clean energy sector lost 106,400 jobs in March, representing a three percent drop in employment, and nearly erasing the industry’s growth for the year, according to an analysis by BW Research. The situation will likely worsen. The analysis projects that the clean energy sector will lose over half a million jobs, or 15 percent of its total workforce if nothing is done to help the industry.