Residential Service Technicians are quality assurance professionals who monitor, diagnose, optimize and repair underperforming PV systems.
Often dispatched by large firms to address issues detected through remote performance monitoring, residential PV technicians drive to multiple sites to inspect, evaluate, test, clean, calibrate, and maintain solar module systems, mounting hardware, inverters, and related equipment. The work may entail electrical troubleshooting, inverter diagnostics and repair, network integration and optimization, and commissioning. But service techs interact with people as well as systems. Customer communication is paramount, particularly in a rapidly evolving field where third-party owners are demanding timely service for systems located on sites they neither own nor control.
▸ Solar PV Technician (commercial/utility)
This move involves additional instrumentation and large-scale electrical systems training.
▸ HVAC Technician with Solar Expertise
This path calls for associate- or journey-level HVAC and building systems training.
▸ Solar Fleet Manager
Logistics training and a management or business degree will facilitate this move.