Interested in climate change and sustainability? As a solar installer, your work helps homeowners contribute to the energy grid with their own renewable power! Your work is with an emerging and innovative technology that is likely to continue to be innovated upon, which means your work will stay fresh and interesting. In the Midwest, solar power is gaining popularity and now might be your chance to hop onboard a major future industry!
More about a career as a solar installer:
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Day In The Life of a Solar Installer:
Install photovoltaic (PV) systems in accordance with codes and standards, using drawings, schematics, and instructions.
Assemble solar modules, panels, or support structures, as specified.
Install module array interconnect wiring, implementing measures to disable arrays during installation.
Identify electrical, environmental, and safety hazards associated with photovoltaic (PV) installations.
Program, adjust, or configure inverters and controls for desired set points and operating modes.
Perform routine photovoltaic (PV) system maintenance on modules, arrays, batteries, power conditioning equipment, safety systems, structural systems, weather sealing, or balance of systems equipment.
Install active solar systems, including solar collectors, concentrators, pumps, or fans.