As solar power continues to provide a larger share of our country's (and the world's) energy needs, there will be a growing need for more solar technicians. This includes manufacturing workers to make solar panels, construction workers to build power plants, solar photovoltaic installers to install solar panels, and so on.1
Other solar energy jobs might include repairing solar energy systems or working with architects or engineers as they design and install solar projects.
Some technicians concentrate primarily on installing solar panels. Others, especially those at small companies, do everything from sales to planning to wiring. Experienced installers in any size company may advance to lead installer, system designer, sales representative or other positions.
The applied theory and real-world solar training in the Solar Energy Technology associate's degree program at Ecotech Institute is designed to help students develop the needed experience and skills to work in this growing field.
What are your job prospects in solar energy?
According to the Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2013(thesolarfoundation.org):
Ecotech Institute can provide you with the education and training to graduate job-ready for a career in solar energy workforce. Solar employment is expected to grow by 15.6 percent by February 2015, representing the addition of approximately 22,240 new solar workers. Would you like to be one of them?
Take the next step for a brighter future. Fill out the Request More Information form. If you have questions about the Solar Energy Technology program or would like to arrange a campus tour, contact us at 303-586-5290.
1The Solar Foundation, National Solar Jobs Census 2012, released November 14, 2012
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.