Entry-level installers assemble and mount photovoltaic systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with system design schematics for residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar projects.
Entry-level PV installers with short-term training assemble solar modules, panels, or support structures; identify methods for laying out, orienting, and mounting modules or arrays to ensure efficient installation; work in teams to install PV systems in accordance with codes and standards using drawings, schematics, and instructions; and apply weather sealing to array, building, or support mechanisms.
▸ Solar Crew Lead
Additional training in quality and safety assurance would support this advance.
▸ Lead PV Installer
This path demands significant electrical, mechanical, and solar PV training and certification.
▸ Electrician with Solar Expertise
This move demands significant electrical and solar PV training; apprenticeship is a likely path..
▸ Engineering Technician
This move requires associate-level education in an engineering specialty.