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What are current job prospects like for Solar Energy Systems Engineers?

Asked Limestone, Maine

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G. Mark’s Answer

Updated

Let me answer this in a surprising (I think!) way. The downside of Solar Energy Engineering is that Solar Energy is currently not advanced enough to be as generally valuable as it could be. The upside of Solar Energy Engineering is that Solar Energy is currently not advanced enough to be as generally valuable... you get the picture. It's in its infancy. And that is an idea time to get involved in a technology -- when you can be at the forefront of evolving that technology and the explosion in applications and market penetration. I remember when microcomputers were still and exotic plaything and still mysterious and unique and possibly limited to tiny controllers of simple machines. And for home use they were really impractical and, in my opinion at the time, pretty useless except for amusement. Needless to say, things changed very rapidly. Solar Energy Systems Engineers will be in greater and greater demand in the near future. How near? Well, why not be a part of determining that? It's not like the Sun is going away anytime within the next 30 billion years or so.

Grant’s Answer

Updated Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Hello Jayson, there are good prospects in Solar and wind energy for you, this will give opportunities for work all over the US .

You could start working with household solar installers then move onto an apprenticeship with a utility supplier, writing to Toshiba USA and Mitsubishi USA will connect you with people that can assist with information and product service and install manuals to study.


Grant


https://www.toshiba.com/tic/photovoltaic-systems

https://www.mitsubishielectricsolar.com/


Emily’s Answer

Updated

There are many companies like sun run that are hiring all kinds of tech and sales people to help people get in to solar at their homes