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Solar Electrician

[xfield-company] Company

{As the solar power|While the power from solar|In the wake of the growing solar energy} {industry|sector} {takes off|is growing|grows}{, roofs across the country| and roofs across the nation| roofing systems across the country} {are changing their appearance|are changing the look of their roofs|have been changing their appearance}. {According to|As per|Based on} the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar {installations have increased at|installations have grown at|panels have increased by} {a 60 percent annual rate|60 percent per year|60% per year} {since 2006|since the year 2006|from 2006}. Solar {is becoming an alternative|energy is now a viable|is now becoming a more viable} {source of energy for mainstream|energy source for the majority of|source of energy for most} consumers {as the efficiency and cost|because the efficiency and price|since the efficiency and cost} of solar panels {goes down|decreases|decline}.

Photons {pass through|travel through|are absorbed by} silicon-based crystals{ to|, which| that} {create|make} solar panels. They also {strike|hit|encounter} exotic elements{ such as| like|, such as} gallium arsenide{ and cadmium telluride|, cadmium telluride and gallium ars| as well as cadmium telluride}. Thin-film cells are {joined together|connected|joined} to {produce higher electrical outputs|generate higher electrical outputs|create higher outputs of electricity}. Even at {peak|maximum|the highest} {power, each cell of|power, each cell in|energy, each cell on} the panel {may only produce|can only generate|could only produce} {half a volt of electricity|one half-volt of electricity|only a half-volt of power}.

{This is not|It’s not|This isn’t} enough to {be bothersome|cause any inconvenience|cause concern}. {However, if|If|But, if} {the cells are connected|both cells have been connected|they are linked}{,|} they {can produce a combined|will produce a|could produce a} voltage {that is sufficient to|sufficient to|that can} {charge battery banks that can|recharge battery banks that could|charge battery banks which can} be {used|utilized} {to power homes, offices|to power offices, homes|for powering offices, homes}{, and| as well as| and even} {businesses|businesses|companies}.

The {wattage produced by the|power generated by the|power produced by} panels {can be sufficient|could be enough|is enough} to power {an entire|a whole|your entire} {home or office|office or home|office or house}. {Any excess is simply|The excess power is|Anything that is not used is simply} {fed back into|returned to|transferred back to} the {electric power grid|grid of electric power|power grid}.

{A sun angle of 90 degrees is|An angle that is 90° to the sun’s rays are|The sun’s angle is}{ the|} {best for maximum|most efficient for the highest|optimal for maximum} {efficiency|effectiveness}. This {may|could|might} {mean that panels need to|require panels to|be the reason that panels must} be {mounted at different|positioned at various|installed at different} {angles or on tracking systems|positions or in tracking devices|angle or mounted on systems} {to|that|in order to} {track|follow|monitor} the {sun throughout the day|sun’s position throughout the day|sun’s movement throughout the day}.

Electrical Workers

There are {many jobs|many opportunities|a variety of jobs available} for electricians {with solar expertise|who have solar experience|with solar skills}. They {can|may|could} {work in residential, commercial|be employed in commercial, residential}{, or other sectors| or any other sector| and other industries}. {Based on job requirements|According to the job requirements|In accordance with the requirements of the job} and local {codes,|regulations, the|laws,} {tasks may include: Connecting|jobs could include connecting|work may involve connecting} {solar panels, inverters|the solar panel, an inverter|to solar panels and inverters}{,|} and other high-voltage {devices|equipment|gadgets} to the {building’s electricity supply|power supply of the building|electricity supply for the building}{, and planning| as well as planning| and arranging} {layout and installation|the layout and installation of} {PV-related electrical wiring equipment|solar-related electrical wiring equipment|electrical wiring devices related to PV} and fixtures.

Registered apprenticeships {combine|provide|offer} {classroom and worksite instruction|classes and on-site training|the classroom with worksite instruction} to {train|prepare|help train} electricians. {Advancement to Journey-Level requires|The journey-level advancement requires|To advance to Journey-Level, you must have} {3-5 year experience|three years of experience|3 to 5 years of experience,} and passing an {exam|examination}.

{Solar expertise requires more|Expertise in solar requires|The solar expertise is more specialized and requires more} {experience and training|knowledge and experience|education and experience}. Master electricians {require 7|need 7|require seven} years of experience{,|} or {a|an|the equivalent of a} B.S. and an {exam|examination}.

[xfield-company] power technicians {design, install|create, install|develop, install,} {and maintain solar panels|and manage solar panel systems|as well as maintain solar panels} {on|for} {commercial and residential sites|residential and commercial sites|residential and commercial properties} {across the country|across the nation|all over the United States}. They are {often|usually|typically} {responsible for safely erecting|responsible for constructing the|in charge of safely erecting the} frames {that hold|to support|that support} the panels{ and wiring|, and connecting| as well as wiring} {them to the main electrical|these to the|their electrical circuits to the primary} grid.

Solar photovoltaic {installers might also|contractors may also|installers may} {need to install|require|require the installation of} {electrical systems that tilt the|electric systems that tilt the|electrical systems that tilt} solar panels {to track|in order to follow} the {sun|sun’s path|sun’s position} {throughout the day|all day long|during the entire day}. This {requires not only|is not just requiring|will require not only} {mechanical skills to install motors|mechanical expertise to put in motors|the ability to use a motor} or gimbals {on the panels|onto the panel} array{ but also the ability|, but also the capability|, but also the ability} to {calculate the sun|determine the sun’s|calculate the sun’s} angle at {different|various} {times|periods|dates} {of the day and|during the days and|in the day as well as during} {year|throughout the year|during the entire year}.

Solar panel {installation that takes|installations that take} into {consideration the type|account the kind|consideration the nature} of solar power {and terrain|as well as the terrain|and the terrain} {can make calculations quite complicated|could make calculations extremely complicated|can result in calculations that are quite complex}. For {example, trees can|instance, trees may|example, trees could} {shade cells in|block out solar panels in|obscure cells during} certain seasons{ and affect|, which can affect|, and can alter} the {optimal positioning|ideal placement|best placement} of panels {in|during} {summer and winter|the winter and summer months|the summer and winter months}.

{Many|A lot of} solar electricians {work on rooftops,|are employed on rooftops, and|operate on rooftops, doing} solar panel installation {in|is often done in} areas {that are relatively clear|that are clear|with clear skies}. Solar electricians {who work|working} at heights {are trained|are educated|have been trained} in {high-angle rescue techniques|rescue techniques for high angles|high-angle rescue methods} and restraints. {Safety is paramount|Safety is the most important factor|Security is of paramount importance}. {To access high-altitude arrays|For accessing high-altitude arrays,|In order to access high-altitude areas,} they {may use ladders or|can use ladders,|could use ladders or} {lifts or bucket trucks|bucket trucks or lifts|bucket trucks, or lifts,} {when installing|for the installation of|to install} electrical equipment.

[xfield-company], install large-scale {panel arrays across|arrays of panels across|arrays of solar panels over} open terrain. {Access to panels is much|The access to panels is|Panel access is} {easier than with|simpler than|more straightforward than with} other installations. However, {large|the huge|huge} {amounts of power generated at|quantities of power generated by} these {installations|locations|facilities} require different wiring {techniques|methods} and {they use transformers|use transformers|transformers are used} {to adjust|to regulate|for adjusting} {the voltage to|power to|their voltages to ensure that they are at} the {correct|appropriate|right} {level for the electrical|amount for the|level to the electrical} grid {it will be|it is|that it will be} {injected into|in|injecting into}.

How to become a solar electrician

{A solar photovoltaic|An|The solar} installation {license|permit|licence} {is not required|does not need to be obtained|doesn’t need to be acquired}. {However, this type|But, this kind} of {work is a great|job is a fantastic|work is an excellent} {way to start|opportunity to begin|method to start} your {journey towards|journey to|path to} becoming {a solar service electrician|an electrician for solar services|an electrician in solar service}. It {will help you understand|can help you comprehend|will allow you to understand} how {the various|the different|all the} {components of a solar electric|elements of a solar electric|elements of a solar electrical} system {interact|work together}.

  • License for Electrician {in|within} {State or Jurisdiction -|the State or Jurisdiction.|States or jurisdictions -} Solar electricians {are capable of|are able of|can be tasked with} diagnosing and {troubleshooting operational issues|resolving operational issues|solving operational problems}{, performing complicated| as well as performing complex| and executing complex} wiring installations{, installing system monitoring software| and installing software for monitoring systems| as well as installing system monitoring software}{,|} and {bringing solar electric systems online|connecting solar electric systems to the internet|making solar electric systems operational}. They {would be|are|will be} {subject to|under} the same {licensing laws|laws for licensing|licensing regulations} in {each|every} state. {Any non-residential wiring work|All wiring work that is not residential|The wiring of non-residential properties} {must be done under|is required to be performed under|requires} separate licenses in {states|the states} {or other jurisdictions|as well as other states|and other countries}. This {includes those who are|applies to those|includes people who are} employed {in power generating stations|by power generators|in power generation stations} or substations {that install|that construct|which install} and maintain{ the|} electrical equipment {connecting|that connects} {a solar farm to an|the solar farm to an|the solar farm to the} electrical grid, {or those|or|as well as those} who {use|utilize|employ} {industrial generators,|commercial generators, industrial|Industrial generators and} inverters{ or|,| and} transformers{, or| or| as well as} any other high-voltage {work|equipment|works}.
  • Associate Degree Programs{ – A few| – A handful of|: A handful of} community colleges {now offer|are now offering|offer} associate’s degrees {for|in} {solar energy technology|the field of solar power technology|technologies for solar electricity}. These degrees {can be|are} {used as a quick|utilized as a|utilized as a fast} {way to get into|method to gain|route to get} {entry-level jobs at|the entry-level positions at|basic jobs in} solar installation {companies|firms}. {An associate’s degree|A degree with an associate’s level|A bachelor’s degree} is {more desirable for new|preferred by new|more sought-after by fresh} job {applicants|seekers}. They {may|could|might} {also be able to earn|also earn|be able to obtain} {supervisory positions with greater ease|more supervisory positions|higher levels of supervisory roles} {as they gain|when they have gained} experience.
  • {Apprenticeship – You can become|Apprenticeship – You can be|Apprenticeships – You can turn into} {a solar electrician by getting|an electrician in solar energy by obtaining|an electrician with solar power by earning} {a certificate or an associate’s|either a certificate or associate’s|an associate’s or certificate} degree from {a community college|an institution of higher education for the community}. {Then, you will|You will then|After that, you’ll} {gain relevant work experience through|acquire relevant experience in the workplace through|get relevant work experience by completing} an apprenticeship. {As with any type of|Like any other|Similar to any} electrician, {it requires|it is required|it’s required} that {license candidates are hired|licensed electricians be hired|applicants for licenses are employed} as apprentices{ and work for|, and then work for| and spend} {several years under the guidance|many years under the supervision|several years under the direction} {of more|by more|of} {experienced|skilled} solar electricians. Candidates {can usually|are usually able to|typically} {test to become qualified|be certified as|take a test to be able to become} journeymen after two {to|or} four years{ of work| of experience|} as apprentices. {At that point|After that|Then}{, they are allowed to| they can| they are able to} {work independently|work on their own|be independent}. {These electricians could|They could|The electricians may} be {eligible|qualified} {for the master electrician license|to be licensed master electricians|to obtain the master electrician’s license} after {working as|having worked as|they have been} {a journeyman for 2 to|an apprentice for two to|a journeyman for between 2 and} {3 years|three years|3 years}.
  • Professional {Certification – A professional|Certification : A Professional|Certification-A professional} {certification|certificate} is {voluntary|a voluntary certification|not required} and {should not be confused or|is not to be confused with or|should not be confused with or} {equated with an electrician|as a substitute for an electrician|considered to be equivalent to an electrician’s} license. {This is|It is|It’s} {a legal requirement that is|an obligation that is legally required and|an official requirement} enforced by {the state or local|the local or state|local or state} government. Employers {may require job|might require|can require job} applicants to {have|hold|obtain} {a professional certification in order|an official certification|an accredited professional certificate} to {ensure they are proficient|verify their proficiency|be sure they’re proficient} in {solar applications|solar-related applications|solar technology}.

{As a team|Together|As a group}{,| together,| as a team,} you will {install|set up|put in} {residential solar panels|solar panels for residential use} {in a safe and efficient|efficiently and in a secure|safely and efficiently} {way|method|manner}. The {experience|expertise|knowledge and experience} of the Electrician {will be a valuable|will be an important|is a great} {asset in helping us to|contribution to helping us|resource in helping us} {develop a culture that values|create a culture that is based on|establish a culture of} {safety, responsibility|security, accountability}{, appreciation, quality| and appreciation for quality| as well as appreciation, high-quality} service{,|} and sets the{ industry|} {standard in|standards for|standards in} solar installation.

Responsibilities

  • {Repairs, installs,|Installs, repairs,|Repairs, installs} {and maintains|and repairs|as well as maintains the} electrical wiring {systems and fixtures in|systems and fixtures within|and fixtures and systems in} {buildings|structures|the construction of buildings.}
  • Installs conduits {to|for} {house cables and electrical wires|electrical and house wires as well as to|electrical wires and cables for the home}.
  • {Make sure that piping conforms|Check that the piping is conforms|Be sure that your piping is in conformity} to {codes of electrical|electrical codes.|the electrical codes}
  • Circuit breakers{ and|,} electrical hardware {installations, and|installation, as well as|installations, as well as} wiring {connection|connections}.
  • {Electrical system connection with|Connection of the electrical system to|Electrical system connection to} power lines {to|that} {supply electricity to|provide electricity to|power} the building
  • To {ensure|make sure} {that electrical systems are|the electrical system is|your electrical devices are}{ properly| correctly|} installed and {operate|functioning|operating}{, it is important| it is essential| it is crucial} to test {them|the systems}.
  • To {determine if repairs are necessary|find out if repairs are required|determine whether repairs are needed}{, inspect| to determine if repairs are required, check| examine} {the electrical system|your electrical circuit|for electrical issues}.
  • {As needed, replace|If necessary, you can replace|If needed, change} {conduit and wiring|the conduit and wires}
  • {As needed|If necessary|As necessary}{, replace| Replace| to replace} circuit breakers
  • Other duties as {required|needed|necessary}

Physical {requirements|needs}

  • To {be able to see|be able to perceive|see} {color and recognize color-coded wiring|the color of wires and recognize them as color coded|colors and distinguish color-coded wiring}{, you must be able| it is necessary| to recognize color-coded wiring, you need} to.
  • {Capability to climb ladders,|Ability to climb ladders,|Capability to climb ladders} {withstand heights, and stand|be able to stand at heights, and|hold up to heights, and stand} on roofs
  • {Long periods of standing|Standing for long periods|For long periods of time, standing}{, kneeling, or bending| or kneeling| bent, kneeling or standing} for {prolonged|long|extended} {periods|durations|time}.
  • You {must|should|need to} be physically {able to pull|capable of pulling} wires through conduits
  • You {must be able lift|should be able to lift|must be able to lift} 50 pounds at {once|a time.|the same time.}
  • {Ability to work|The ability to work|Work} in {any weather or climate|any climate or weather|all weathers and conditions}
  • {Ability to work in tight|Ability to work in cramped|The ability to work in tight} {spaces such as|areas like|spaces like} attics

Key Competencies

  • {Knowledge|A thorough understanding|An understanding} {of the PV solar industry is|about the solar PV industry|regarding the industry of PV solar is} {a must|essential|required} or {a willingness|willingness|an eagerness} to {learn|be a student|study}.
  • {Solid technical knowledge|Expert technical expertise|A solid technical background}
  • You {have strong|possess strong|possess solid} {project management skills and|skills in project management and|abilities in project management, as well as} the ability to {meet|keep|adhere to} {deadlines|the deadlines|time frames} (budget {and time|as well as time|and deadlines})
  • {Leadership and supervisory skills|Skills in leadership and supervision|The ability to lead and supervise} are {essential|vital.|crucial.}
  • {Self-motivated, with excellent|Self-motivated, with great|Highly motivated, with exceptional} {time management skills and|time management skills as well as|skills in time management and} {the ability|an ability|abilities} to prioritize your {work|tasks}
  • Customer service is {the main|the primary|our primary} {focus|goal|priority}
  • {Great initiative and attention to|Excellent initiative and care for|A great initiative and attention to} {detail|the smallest|particulars}
  • Excellent communication skills{ both verbal|, both verbal| both in writing} {and|as well as} written
  • {Confidentiality and trustworthiness|Trustworthiness and confidentiality|Security and confidence} {in|when} handling {confidential|sensitive} information
  • {Professional appearance and a|A professional appearance, and|An elegant appearance as well as a} {smart|sophisticated|professional} {manner|way of doing things|manner of conduct}
  • {Passionate about the environment,|Love the environment,|Are you passionate about the environment?} {solar energy and sustainability|sustainable energy, and solar power|the solar energy system and sustainability}

{Salary and job prospects|Job prospects and salary|Salaries and career prospects} for solar electricians

{Although solar panels can|While solar panels can|Solar panels are able to} be {installed anywhere|used anywhere|put in any location} {in the country|across the nation|across the United States}{, they are more popular| however, they are most popular| but they are more well-known} in states {that have|with} {high levels|lots|plenty} of sunshine {and|as well as} lower latitudes. {High concentrations of solar electricity|The highest concentrations of solar power|A large number of solar electricity} jobs are{ found| located|} in California and {the|in the} southwest. Installers {often travel to large|frequently travel to larger|are often required to travel to major} projects {outside their home area|that are not in their own region|far from their homes}.

The {starting salaries|initial salaries|salaries that are} {offered by employers|that employers offer|provided by employers} in the {most important|top|most prestigious} {job markets across|jobs markets in|market for jobs across} the United States will give you an idea of {the potential|the possible|potential} {earnings for solar electricians once|income for solar electricians when|earnings of solar electricians after} they {start their career|begin their careers|begin their professional career}. These figures {were taken|are derived|were derived} from {August 2016 job advertisements|the August 2016 advertisements for jobs|job ads in August of 2016}. These figures are{ only|| used} {for illustration purposes|to illustrate the situation|for illustration} and {do not guarantee|are not guaranteed|do not represent} {hourly wages|the hourly wage|an hourly wage}. ):

  • North Carolina Journeyman Solar Electrician {- $20 an Hour|20 dollars an hour|$20 per hour}
  • Solar Edge Electrician California – \$20/hour
  • Field {Services|Service} Technician for {a|an} Massachusetts solar installation {company|firm} {- \$25/hour|at a rate of \$25/hour.|Pay rate: \$25/hour}
  • California {Certified Journeyman Electrician|certified Journeyman electrician|Accredited Journeyman Electrician} {- $30/hour|$ 30/hour|at $30/hour}
  • Solar electricians {are generally better-paid|generally earn more|typically earn higher salaries} than {the other members|other members|the rest} of the {crew|team}.

Apprentices {can earn anywhere from|earn between|can earn anything from} {30 to 60 percent of the|30-to-60 percent of|30 % to 60% of} {full-time salary|salary|full-time wage} of a{ fully qualified|} solar electrician.

{The|It is estimated that the} US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics {predicts|estimates|forecasts} that there will {be a 24% increase|be an increase of 24%|see a growth of 24%} {in the number of jobs|on the amount of work|for jobs} {for|available for|open to} solar {technicians|techs|engineers} {in|throughout|across} the United States over the next {ten|10} years. This is {largely due|due in large part|mostly due} to{ federal and state|| the federal and state} tax credits {designed to encourage|that are designed to encourage|designed to help} {individuals and businesses to adopt|business and individuals to use|companies and individuals to take advantage of} solar {energy|power}.

{Why should you become|What are the benefits of becoming|Why should you be} {a solar installer at|an installer for solar at|an installer of solar for} [xfield-company]? You {can make a lot|could earn a lot|can earn lots} of money{ and have skills| and also have knowledge|, and you’ll have the skills} {that can be transferred to|that can be used in|which can be applied to} {other areas|other fields|different areas} of work. You {enjoy the|can enjoy|love the} {fresh air and work outside|fresh air and working outside|outdoors and fresh air}.

Training: {In order to|To} become an electrician {in|with} [xfield-company] licensed by the state, {you will|you’ll} {need to complete a few|have to complete a few|be required to complete several} years{‘ worth of training| of education| of training} and {coursework|academic coursework|study}. {Some programs allow you to|Certain programs let you|Some programs let you} earn money while {working|you work} {as an apprentice|in the role of an apprentice|on an apprenticeship}. This means {that you don’t|you don’t|that you won’t} {usually have to pay|typically have to take on|necessarily have to pay for} any college {debt|loans|fees} {once you get|after you’ve earned|when you receive} {your|the} {license|certificate}.

Overview: This {program teaches|program will teach|course teaches} {you how to connect|users how they can connect|the user how to hook up}{, test| to, test| to, test,} {and maintain electrical systems in a|and manage electrical equipment in|as well as maintain electric systems across a} {variety|range} of {settings, including|environments, including|situations, such as} {residential, commercial, industrial|industrial, commercial, residential}{, process control, security| security, process control} and communications.

[xfield-company] is committed to {diversity at work|promoting diversity in the workplace|the inclusion of diverse employees in its workplace}. {All qualified applicants|All applicants who meet the requirements|Any qualified candidate} {will be|are} {considered for employment regardless|evaluated for employment, regardless|considered for employment , regardless} of race{, color, religion| color, religion,} or {sexual orientation|sexual orientation}.

{After being offered this position|When they are offered the job|If they are given the opportunity to work there}{, applicants must pass| the applicants must undergo| candidates must pass} {a drug screening|an examination for drugs|the drug test}. {Refusal or refusal to take|In the event of refusal or refusal to take|Refusal or refusal of taking} part in {testing may|the test could|the screening could} {result in the disqualification|cause the applicant to be disqualified|result in disqualification} from {further consideration for|consideration for|further consideration of} {employment|the position|job}.

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The main reason why this happens is when you have a grid-tied solar system, it has safety measures preinstalled to shut down production in case of a power outage so as not to do extensive damage to the grid or the employees working on fixing the outage.

If you would like to be less dependent on the grid or ideally have no dependence, then you can add storage batteries to your solar system.
Backup batteries store the excess energy produced by solar for later use (for example, when there is a power outage). You can provide backup for some of your home appliances or all of them by installing more batteries depending on your energy consumption.

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