Solar Installation Contractor
Alternate Title: General, Electrical, or Plumbing Contractor, Construction Manager, Project Superintendent
Solar Installation Contractor

A Solar Installation Contractor plans and directs solar installation projects–submitting bids, pulling permits, and managing material, labor, and equipment.

Solar Installation Contractors prepare bids to compete for construction projects; organize and hire work crews and subcontractors; prepare project budgets and track costs; establish schedules and manage deadlines; inspect and review ongoing projects to ensure code compliance, quality assurance, and safety; and may test and commission completed systems. The scope of work varies depending on the size of the company (some contractors run their own small businesses; others manage projects at large firms) and the sector served (residential, commercial, or utility-scale). Contractors may specialize in solar thermal or photovoltaic installation or in large- or small-scale systems.

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