Demand for clean energy continues to grow, with organizations like McKinsey projecting huge growth in the 2030's. The need for clean energy will spike not only in developed countries that are part of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co‑operation), but also in the developing world. Demand for coal and gas will drop through 2050, while demand for clean energy like solar and wind will increase during the same period.
OECD countries will enter a “tipping point” for clean energy in the 2030's – meaning the cost of renewables will become lower than the cost of fossil fuels. Investment and innovation for these technologies will continue to ratchet up during this period. As the industry expands, companies will need to train new workers on how to install and maintain all of the equipment.
Clear, concise communication is essential for training new workers efficiently and safely. As we head into the 2030's, there will be increased demand for technicians and engineers to use new equipment for creating renewable energy. However, many of these types of equipment were not designed in the countries where they will be dispatched, meaning that accurate translation will play a crucial role in fostering growth in this sector.
With the recent development from China’s belt and road initiative, there will be an increased need to translate energy content, so workers can fully understand how to operate the various types of equipment they work with.
As green energy initiatives penetrate into the African subcontinent, translation of equipment manuals and energy agreements will need to be made available in local languages. Colonialism implanted English, French, Italian, German and Portuguese in many areas of Africa, making cross-cultural communication somewhat easier for energy companies based in the Western World.
In addition to live translation services for live training in the energy sector, translation services will also be required for training modules for online education. By the 2030's, much of the energy sector will be reliant on online training, and accurate translation will ensure that this training proceeds smoothly and efficiently.
Investing in quality translation of energy manuals and training modules now will ensure that companies are prepared for the spike in clean energy demand in the coming decades.