Green Careers Guide
 
XML RSS Add to Google Add to My Yahoo! Add to My MSN Add to Newsgator Subscribe with Bloglines

Photovoltaic-PV Solar Designer

Green - it's the latest addition to the range of job colors. This new sector of jobs is distinguished mainly by its participation in the effort of cleaning up the environment and controlling global warming. Apart from that, green collar jobs are also defined by the decent pay offered.

The career outlook for a photovoltaic/pv solar designer is excellent. They make on average $40 to $60 thousand a year.

With all the efforts on green living all over the globe, it's not surprising that the photovoltaic or PV market it's at its prime. More and more people are turning to renewable energy and using this technology for their electrical needs. PV harnesses enough solar energy for refrigerators, communication systems, and even electricity for entire towns or villages.

A Green Career that Pays

If you're looking at a career in the PV industry, or you simply want to learn how to install this solar system in your own household, there are organizations, training centers and universities that will provide you with everything you need to know about PV Solar Design. Don't be intimidated by the seemingly complex world of PV systems. You don't need to be a genius to learn the trade - you only have to be decided and dedicated.

Whether you're a high school graduate, a college student, or a degree holder, you can be sure to find the right institution for your PV solar design training. High school graduates can look at the numerous organizations and training centers that offer workshops on the design, installation, and maintenance of renewable energy systems such as the PV solar system.

This industry plays a major role in the quest for a more energy efficient world by harnessing energy for commercial and residential solar power needs. This technology will greatly reduce reliance on dwindling resources, and at time when utility costs are soaring people will be investing in PV-solar components.

If you are contemplating a career that has a promising future, consider a career in the PV world, specifically, PC Solar design. Learn all you can about the industry, design concepts, installation, and maintenance through various training and courses offered by numerous organizations and training centers dedicated to promoting green jobs.

Options

If enrolling at a university sounds appealing, you can check the directory for schools with courses relevant to building energy efficiency and renewable energy. If you're a degree holder, there are continuing education programs that offer lectures and hands-on field training. There are numerous universities in the US and other countries that have since introduced such courses so you'll have a number to choose from.

Rest assured - workshops, courses and trainings have been designed to teach you what you need to know one step at a time. There are and modules and courses that cover the very basics and progressing to the more advanced and complicated topics of PV solar design.

Certification Counts

There is a wide range of courses to cater to different areas of knowledge that you need to master. You will get all the technical support and encouragement to become a successful PV expert. After you stock up on the necessary knowledge and required field experience, you can go ahead and earn a certification from any recognized solar regulatory organization.

Although a certification is not compulsory in all states, it will give you an edge in the ever-growing world of green jobs. Different states have different requirements for certification or licensing of PC professionals. It would wise for you to do a bit of homework on what you will need before you begin your training and education.

Photovoltaic-PV Solar Designer Resources

*Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)
*High-Efficient Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Recent Developments (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)
*Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Using PV Technology, Vol. 3
*21st Century Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar Cells, Photovoltaic (PV), Solar Thermal Electric Technologies, Research Plans and Programs: Series on Renewable ... Bioenergy, and Biobased Products (Ringbound)

Solar Jobs


Share your story!

Do you have a career in this field? Share it!

Enter Your Career

Tell Us Your Story![ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

Add a Picture/Graphic Caption (optional) 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

Your Name

(first or full name)

Your Location

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

Check box to agree to these submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

carpenter Not rated yet
I came to CA from NY State because CA has such a strong solar initiative. After 3 months of looking for work with solar companies ( I have more than …

Click here to write your own.

Renewable Energy Book
2 Free e-Books!
($25 Value)
Email
Name



Your e-mail address is totally secure.
We will only use it only to send you Green-Zine.