Solar Site Technician, Solar PV Designer, Solar Energy System Engineer, Solar Engineer, Solar PV Installer

Minimum Preferably BTech

Certified training for Solar PV System Installation Engineer (programme aligned to ELE/Q5902 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Minimum 2 years as Installation Technician

The tasks a Solar PV System Installation Engineer is expected to perform include:Designing and installing solar photovoltaic (PV) system at customer premises

Evaluating installation site

Planning and arranging materials to ensure smooth installation process

Supervising installation technicianswork

Well-versed with solar energy system, solar PV system and power generation

Knowledge of models, specifications, functionalities, cost of various PV system components like modules, inverter, etc.

Well-versed with regulatory aspects relating to solar PV system

Knowledge of basic electrical system and mechanical equipment involved in installation

Adept with project budgeting and cost benefit analysis

Knowledge of waste management, disposal procedures and standards

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

Proficient in site surveying, design and evaluation of various parameters for installation

Not applicable


Good eyesight

Logical thinking

Analytical ability

Good interpersonal Skills

Hardworking and persistent

Time management

Willingness to work at various locations

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 technicians or helpers

Working hours

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

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 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 30,000 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 ?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 demand for various solar power products and will create huge job opportunity for various professional like Solar PV System Installation Engineer, Solar Engineer etc. The human resource that will be directly employed in the industry is estimated to increase by 48 lakhs by 2022.

Solar panel manufacturers across India

Solar panel installation companies 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,(Indian

Bank Upstairs), Anna Salai, Chennai-600 002,

Institute of Solar Technology, NH-6, Panchla more, Raghudevpur, Howrah 711322,


Acharya Silicon, Kalyani Platina, Block 1, 3rd Floor, 24, EPIP Zone Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka 560066,

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,