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

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Job Growth +4.0%
Job Opening 105

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Education & Training

  • Education

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