Solar Energy Installation Managers

Solar Energy Installation Manager Oversees Installation

Solar energy installation managers install and oversee the installation of solar photovoltaic or thermal systems for residential and commercial customers. They create solar project proposals, including budgets, price quotes, and schedules for installation. They oversee the work of solar installers, technicians, and subcontractors on installation projects. As of 2017, approximately 250,271 Americans work in the solar energy industry, according to the Solar Jobs Census.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Supervise solar energy installation workers on residential and commercial solar photovoltaic and thermal systems installation projects; create proposals for solar projects; assess solar systems feasibility and performance
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country but are best in California, Arizona, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York
Minimum Education Level
  • Apprenticeship
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Four or more years; three- to four-year apprenticeship
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Technical
  • Building/Trades
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • National Manager, Business Owner
  • Solar Energy Installation Manager
  • Solar Energy Installer
  • Apprentice

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