When it comes down to the top three most important qualifications needed to become a successful solar electrician, I found that many solar electrician resumes listed on websites contained hand tools. While only 16.2% of solar electrician resumes listed on websites contained PV, hand tools were the most common tool used by these professionals. This means that you, as a solar electrician looking for your first job, would do well to put together a resume that is all about using hand tools and not solar electrician tools. Just about everyone who signs up for a job as a solar electrician will ask some questions about your background, so make sure that your resume is complete with everything they will need to know about you.
Solar power companies require a degree in either mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, and many of them require certification in either field. Make sure that your resume focuses heavily on talking fluently about solar power panels, PV, and other types of power generation equipment, how to wire them correctly, and what the warranty is for each type of equipment. If you have certification from one of these companies, it will give you a leg up in getting a job. However, without that certification, you might end up competing against much more experienced and talented candidates who have been trained properly. Once you have been through training and gotten your certificate, you should be able to easily list your experiences as an installer for solar power panels, battery banks, DIY windmills, solar hot water systems, and so forth.
Make sure that you also focus heavily on the various aspects of the solar panel system. You may be able to list some of your education with a focus on electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. However, if you want to talk about how you made a great deal of money with solar power panels, PV and other types of energy production, you will need to show prospective employers that you are very knowledgeable about the entire solar system as well as the applications to which it can be put.
Focus on the different things you learned during your training. For example, did you learn anything about the different parts of a solar panel installation? Did you learn anything about thermal insulation? Did you learn anything about DC to AC conversion?
The most important thing is to focus on the different things that you learned. Most solar electric installers do not focus on all the different aspects of solar power production and use. They focus on the off-grid or the grid-tied PV and concentrate on producing and selling enough electricity to be profitable. However, they don’t take into consideration the ways in which they could be making money off the grid as well. If you focus your resume on the different aspects of off-grid solar power production, you’ll have higher chances of getting placed in different companies.
There are many different accreditations available for the people who work for the solar energy system contractor companies. The main accreditation body is the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The accreditation is given to ensure that the installers have completed the necessary courses and passed the required examinations. You should ask the solar contractor if they belong to this association.
Apart from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification, there are also other accrediting bodies that offer licenses to solar electrical contractors. These organizations are the International Solar Contractors’ Association (ISCA) and the Solar Installers Association of America (SIA). These organizations do not give accreditation but instead provide licensing for the installers. Therefore, when you start looking for a good and reliable solar electrical system electrician, you should look out for the licensing as well as the accreditation of these solar energy contractors.
When you contact these installers, you must ask them if they belong to any of the organizations mentioned above. If they do, then it’s good news for you. But if they don’t, you should take your business elsewhere.