Install or repair tanks, piping, and other components of solar thermal systems. Pull permits and ensure that work complies with plumbing and building codes. May sell related equipment and systems.
As solar professionals, plumbers install and maintain renewable energy systems designed to run solar-powered hot water for homes and businesses. These systems are used in swimming pools, hot water heaters, and a variety of residential and commercial heating and cooling applications. Plumbers with Solar Expertise are critical to solar thermal installation, operations, and maintenance. They study building plans and inspect structures to assess material and equipment needs for the collection, storage, and circulation of solar hot water; install copper or plastic pipes and fittings and tanks; test the functionality and performance of mechanical, plumbing, and control systems; Inspect and repair solar-thermal equipment.
▸ Solar Installation Contractor
Typically requires additional licensure and solar, business, or construction management training.