THOUSANDS of jobs have been created in Andalucia thanks to the development of the renewable energy sector.

A total of 44,259 jobs were formed last year, with the construction, operation and maintenance of power plants accounting for 23,203 positions, according to the Andalucian Energy Agency.

Moreover the Agency estimates the industry will have generated as many as 110,356 jobs in Andalucia between 2007 and 2013 thanks to the Andalucian Sustainable Energy Plan.