🤔 What does a Solar Installer do?

A solar installer, also called a PV (photo-voltaic) installer, is someone who installs, maintains, and repairs solar panels. They assess locations for installation, make sure the panels fit and function properly, and that the equipment meets building codes.

💸 Solar Installer salary and job market

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💵  Senior Salary


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🙎 What it's like to be a Solar Installer

Most of the work is outdoors, and requires workers to be high off the ground, so if you’re scared of heights, this might not be the career for you.

Most states do not require solar installers to be licensed, and you only need a high school diploma, so the most important part of becoming a solar installer getting experience through on-the-job training. You can get experience working with solar panel installation companies, with other electricians, or by working for solar panel manufacturers.

This job will see significant growth over the next decade as demand for renewable energy grows.