Generally licensed in a trade, a contractor plans and directs solar installation projects – submitting bids, pulling permits, and managing material, labor and equipment.
Solar Installation Contractors prepare bids to compete for construction projects; organize and hire work crews and subcontractors; prepare project budgets and track costs; establish schedules and manage deadlines; inspect and review ongoing projects to ensure code compliance, quality assurance, and safety; and may test and commission completed systems. The scope of work varies depending on the size of the company (some contractors run their own small businesses; others manage projects at large firms) and the sector served (residential, commercial, or utility). Contractors may specialize in solar thermal or photovoltaic installation; large- or small-scale systems.
▸ Solar Project Developer
Financial, business, or legal education and additional solar training would facilitate this move.