What Do Solar Technicians Do?
Solar technicians are responsible for maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and testing photovoltaic systems which include fans pumps, solar panels, and other equipment. They are trained to work on private businesses, residential installations, or utility-scale installations. The only condition to becoming a solar technician is that you should be comfortable with working outdoors. Not every solar installation is on a rooftop, however, you must be prepared to work at various heights.
Solar technicians set up, piece together, and maintain systems on rooftops that capture sunlight and convert it into energy. They are also responsible for planning PV systems’ configurations to meet the needs of a customer. This configuration usually depends on the amount of energy that is required for heating, cooling, or charging the batteries. It also depends on the hours of sunlight, size, and architecture of the building.
Solar technicians will cut, measure, and assemble the structure and base required for the PV panels. They will then install the support structures and solar panels according to the codes and standards of the building. They may also be required to connect solar energy systems to an electrical grid.
However, this depends on state regulations and the job, as an electrician can also be hired to do this. Lastly, they have to check the wiring, grounding, and polarity. Solar technicians may also be needed later for the maintenance of solar energy systems.