Solar Energy Systems Designer
Alternate Title: PV System Integrator, Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Solar Energy Systems Designer

Solar Energy System Designers perform site-specific engineering analysis of commercial, industrial, or utility-scale solar projects and design large photovoltaic or solar thermal systems.

As part of the clean energy economy, Solar Energy Systems Designers design large-scale PV or solar thermal systems, recommend engineering or manufacturing changes to achieve solar design objectives, and develop the specifications and integration requirements that allow solar power to safely, effectively, and efficiently flow into the nation’s power grid. Solar Energy System Designers create electrical three-line diagrams for solar power systems using computer-aided design software. They also run computer simulations of solar PV generation to optimize efficiency and system performance and provide technical direction or support to field teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning, and performance monitoring.