Solar Energy Systems Engineers

General Information

Description

Perform site-specific engineering analysis or evaluation of energy efficiency and solar projects involving residential, commercial, or industrial customers. Design solar domestic hot water and space heating systems for new and existing structures, applying knowledge of structural energy requirements, local climates, solar technology, and thermodynamics.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$103,380

State-by-state Salary

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$146,030
$69,400
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 72%
  • Post baccalaureate 9%
  • Some college 4%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Less than high school 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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