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Solar Energy Industry Workers

Solar Industry Professional—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Solar energy industry workers perform a wide range of duties, from designing, building, repairing, and maintaining photovoltaic cells and solar power facilities to conducting research on new solar technologies; to assessing and purchasing land for solar facilities. They are also responsible for providing support services to scientific and technical workers and perform many other job duties. As of 2015, approximately 188,000 of the 208,859 solar workers in the U.S. worked full-time on only solar energy activities, according to The Solar Foundation.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Manager or Consultant

Experienced Solar Energy Industry Worker

Entry-Level Solar Energy Industry Worker