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Michael Armin - Residential PV Installer, SolarCity

I moved out to Phoenix, Arizona last September after I graduated. I love it out here. I had a job lined up right when I got out to Arizona at SolarCity as a residential PV Installer in the Deer Valley office. I love what I do, even if it's 120° out here right now. Just recently the install crew I'm on installed two solar systems in one day, one on comp shingle roof and the other on tile, a total of 52 panels, in 105°+ heat. It's the first time a project of this magnitude has been done at SolarCity. We're on the SolarCity Facebook page also.

My life has changed drastically, but in a good way. I went from working at Sam's Club on nights full time and going to Ecotech full time to living out my dreams. I never would have thought in my wildest dreams I'd be where I am today, even though I'm just an installer. I want to learn everything there is to know about solar — that's why I'm installing right now. I plan to stay at SolarCity and work my way up as much as I can. Eventually I will be designing the systems and then possibly selling the systems down the road. The possibilities are endless at SolarCity for me.