Everything you need to know about getting a solar energy job is here!
The 5 top types of jobs, the solar companies that are hiring the most, and the solar trade and non-profit associations.
This is the most advertized of all solar jobs, and includes
Both positions require the installer to have a full range of mobility in upper and lower body, be fit, and able to lift 50 lbs of weight frequently throughout the day.
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There are several types of sales jobs:
Most of these jobs don't require any degree (not even H/S). Canvassers are often junior or senior high-schoolers, or college students. Good communications skills are required.
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Solar consultants or auditors perform site visits to assess the feasibility and cost of a solar installation. They produce design documents to help prepare the work of the installation team, and obtain all necessary permits. They work in close collaboration with the sales team.
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The Solar Electrician is responsible for the installation of electrical systems that interconnect the solar array to the grid power and the homeowner electrical panel. This position requires knowledge of local electrical installation regulations. These positions require an electrician license (usually a local State license). Some companies also require a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification. In most cases, a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience is preferred.
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These engineers design large-scale solar installations such as ground-mounted arrays for large solar farms and large roof-top mounted arrays for commercial buildings.
The positions often required a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, with knowledge of autoCAD software.
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Here are some the the solar energy companies hiring the most:
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