Solar Panel Installer Job Description

The solar panel installers put solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roofs, sides or near homes and businesses to convert the sun’s power to electricity.


  • The solar panel installer configures, installs, inspects, and maintains solar PV systems for customers.
  • They assess the environment, and detect and mitigate any hazards associated with installation.
  • They map out where everything will go, and then place components according to those diagrams.
  • They seal the system against weather, using safety codes and manufacturer specifications.
  • They label, install, and terminate electrical wiring.
    They test the system and measure grounding systems and make any adjustments to the controls.


  • The solar panel installer should have grown public interest in environmental preservation and resource management.
  • They must be experienced contractors who understand electrical systems and solar-powered equipment used to produce energy alternatives.


  • The solar panel installer must have a high school diploma, backgrounds in electrical engineering, electrical technology or electrical construction through an apprenticeship or formal degree program.
  • They should also have undergone workshops or classes in the basics of designing and installing PV systems and training for certification as a solar panel installer.
  • They should have passed the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification program.

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