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Solar Energy Systems Engineers

What they do:
Perform site-specific engineering analysis or evaluation of energy efficiency and solar projects involving residential, commercial, or industrial customers. Design solar domestic hot water and space heating systems for new and existing structures, applying knowledge of structural energy requirements, local climates, solar technology, and thermodynamics.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct engineering site audits to collect structural, electrical, and related site information for use in the design of residential or commercial solar power systems.
  • Design or coordinate design of photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal systems, including system components, for residential and commercial buildings.
  • Create checklists for review or inspection of completed solar installation projects.

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Skills

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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • SolTrace
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$92,680
per year, on average
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