LA Solar Group

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.


  • {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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