Solar Energy Systems Engineers
On the Job
Solar Energy Systems Engineers evaluate and analyze physical locations to prepare them for solar energy systems. They may design solar hot water systems or solar roof panel systems. They must have knowledge of energy requirements, local climates, solar technology, and thermodynamics.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collect data about project sites.
- Determine operational methods.
- Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
- Create graphical representations of energy production systems.
- Create models of engineering designs or methods.
- Design alternative energy systems.
- Determine design criteria or specifications.
- Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
- Analyze green technology design requirements.
- Prepare detailed work plans.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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