Solar Panel Fitters, Solar Installation Technician, Solar Engineer, Solar Panel Electricians

Minimum Preferably ITI Graduate (Electrical, Mechanical)

Certified training for Solar Panel Installation Technician (programme aligned to ELE/Q5901 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Preferably minimum 6 months in equipment installation

The tasks a Solar Panel Installation Technician is expected to perform include:Inspecting installation site

Understanding the layout requirement as per site design

Installing the solar panel as per customer requirement

Ensuring effective functioning of the system post-installation

Ensuring precautionary measures are met during panel installation

Well-versed with solar energy and power generation systems

Knowledge of basic electrical system and mechanical equipment involved in installation

Adept with maintenance procedure of equipment

Knowledge of waste management, disposal procedures and standards

Well-versed with protective clothing and other safety gear involved in installation

Knowledge of tools involved in installation of system

Proficient with site survey, design and evaluation of various parameters for installation

Well-versed with precautions to be taken while handling different electrical and mechanical products

Knowledge of use and handling procedure of solar panels

Not applicable

Ability to work long hours in standing position

Good physical strength

Willingness to work at various locations


Hardworking and persistent

Time management

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time and contractual jobs may be available

Local travelling is a part of this job role

May require supervising junior technicians or helpers

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours every day for 5/6 days a week. This can vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may not be applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include risk of faulty wiring, exposure to hazardous fumes, risk of breakage, elevated and overhead work, dealing with open circuit voltage, etc.Occupational hazards include receiving electrical shock, burn injuries, physical injuries, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 18,000 to INR 20,000 per month For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 35,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Trends for Solar Power in India

Solar Power a clean renewable resource with zero emission has got tremendous potential in India, which can be harnessed using a variety of devices. With recent developments, solar energy systems are easily available for industrial and domestic use with the added advantage of minimum maintenance. Again because of geographical location India?s average annual temperature ranges from 25?C to ?27.5 ?C which is conducive for generating solar power.

Solar power has so far played an almost non-existent role in the Indian energy mix. However Indian government has begun to acknowledge the importance of solar energy to the country?s economic growth. Prime Minister Mr. Modi has increased India?s target for generating renewable energy in a bid to lower coal use, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and bring electricity to the poor. The government has set a target to generate 100 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2022 from current 3 gigawatts, this could make India one of the largest solar power markets in the world.

Many state governments have also started planning to link the installation of solar panels to building plan approvals and provide tax rebates on installation of solar panels. With the growing government initiative and increasing cost effectiveness of solar electricity many industries, companies and households are moving towards solar energy. This will increase the demand of solar panels and solar panels installer in India. The human resource that will be directly employed in the industry is estimated to increase by 48 lakhs by 2022.


Solar appliance stores across India

Solar panel manufacturers across India

Solar energy consultants across India

Towns and cities across India

Institute of Solar Power Technologies and Vocational Training, Flat No. 302, Sesha Sai Apartments, Prabhat Nagar, Hyderabad 500 018., Andhra Pradesh, India,

Solar Energy Institute, No.42/25, GEE GEE Complex, IInd Floor, Anna Salai, Chennai-600 002(Opp. Anna Salai HPO, Between Shanthi &Anna Theatre), Tel:091 044 28527579/ 28414736,

MSME Devlopement Institute, Govt. of India, Ministry of MSME, 65/1, G.S.T. Road, Guindy,Chennai-600 032,Tamil Nadu, India, Tel: 044-2250 1011/12/13,

Gujarat Institute of Solar Energy, 1st Floor, Giriraj Complex, Opp. Bank of Baroda, Near Sardar Patel Statue, Naranpura, Ahmedabad 380013,

Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer, 8-2-603/B/S/1/1, Plot no: 1, 2nd Floor, Banjara Hills, Road no; 10, Mithilanagar Colony, Zaheeranagar ?XRoads, Hyderabad 500034,

SMIE India, DBS House, Suite # 217, 26, Cunningham Road,Bangalore 560052,Tel: +91.80.4040.7103,