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.