• Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 37,770
    $29,080 range bar $58,610
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Solar photovoltaic installers assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures. They may also perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

What do they typically do

  • Install module array interconnect wiring, making sure to disable arrays during installation
  • Install photovoltaic (PV) systems using drawings, schematics, and instructions that comply with codes and standards
  • Examine designs to determine current requirements for all parts of the photovoltaic (PV) system electrical circuit
  • Determine correct sizes, ratings, and locations for all system overcurrent devices, disconnect devices, grounding equipment, and surge suppression equipment
  • Recognize electrical, environmental, and safety hazards associated with photovoltaic (PV) installations
  • Apply weather sealing to array, building, or support mechanisms
  • Identify ways to lay out, orient, and mount modules or arrays to ensure efficient installation, electrical configuration, or system maintenance
  • Assemble solar modules, panels, or support structures, as specified

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +3.0%
Job Opening 95

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA

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