Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016
An Average Day in the Life of a Solar Installer
Did you know that one new solar power generation system is installed in the US every four minutes? That rate doesn’t show any signs of letting up, either. This means that the demand for solar installers is going to continue to grow alongside the solar power industry as a whole, and both residential and commercial solar power customers might soon find themselves paying higher labor premiums as a result.
A lot of training and hard work goes into becoming a solar power technician. After all, working with virtually any high-voltage power system is going to require an advanced understanding of electrical principles and best practices. In addition to this, solar installation professions need a diverse range of skills, including critical thinking and problem solving. Even though some on-the-job responsibilities can vary, most of them include needing to interpret and understand technical drawings and plan schematics. There is also a fair amount of local building code and regulation sets to be aware of, so that every system that gets installed is in full compliance.
A lot of residential projects in particular can often times seen like straightforward buildouts until an unforeseen obstacle creeps up that wasn’t part of the original design. This is where experience comes into play, and the technicians at Urban Solar are proud of their extensive backgrounds handling a vast array of solar power system installation challenges. Lastly, solar power technicians must have working knowledge of weather sealing and mounting processes. The last thing a homeowner wants to worry about is a leaking roof!
When you commission Urban Solar for a commercial or residential solar power project, you can rest easy knowing that you are working with some of the most skilled and experienced installation technicians in the industry. Contact us today to learn about how we can put our team to work for you, starting with a complimentary energy assessment.