Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures for PV systems. Ensure that work complies with electrical and building codes.
Electricians with Solar Expertise hold a wide variety of jobs depending on whether they work in residential, commercial or sectors, and whether they work for a small or large contractor. Tasks may include: Connect solar panels and inverters and other high-voltage equipment to the building’s power supply; Repair or replace PV-related wiring, equipment and fixtures; Assemble, install, test and maintain PV-related electrical/electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures; Test PV electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring to ensure compatibility and safety; and plan layout and installation of PV-related electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
▸ Electrical Inspector with Solar Expertise
This move may require code training, licensure, and certification.
▸ Solar Installation Contractor
Typically requires additional licensure and solar, business, or construction management training.
▸ Solar Instructor
Certification and a bachelor’s degree or master crafts credential will support this move.