Solar Panel Electrician, Solar PV System Maintenance, Solar Panel Engineer, Solar Engineer, Solar PV Installer

Minimum Preferably ITI Graduate

Certified training for PV System Maintenance Technician (programme aligned to ELE/Q6001 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a PV System Maintenance Technician is expected to perform include:Ensuring effective functioning of the installed solar panels

Cleaning installed solar panels

Checkingsolar Photovoltaic (PV) system for uninterrupted power output

Identifying faults in the PV system

Well-versed with solar energy system, solar PV system and power generation Knowledge of basic electrical systems and mechanical equipment involved in installation

Proficient with usage and handling procedure of solar panels

Adept with maintenance procedure of equipment

Knowledge of solar energy system components such as panels, batteries, inverters, etc.Well-versed with cleaning procedure, consumables used and tools involved in maintenance and troubleshooting the system

Knowledge of voltage requirement of various equipment

Well?versed with protective clothing and other safety gear used while carrying out installation and maintenance activities

Proficient with basics in electrical circuits

Not applicable

Ability to work in standing position

Physical strength


Hardworking and persistent

Sense of time management

Willingness to work at various locations

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time and contractual jobs may be available

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours everyday 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 electric shocks, burn injuries, physical injuries, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Trends for Solar Power in India

India is facing an acute energy scarcity which is hampering its industrial growth and economic progress. The effective way to tackle this energy crisis is through judicious utilisation of abundant renewable energy resources, such as Biomass Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy and Geothermal Energy.

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 PV panels and solar PV panel?s Maintenance Technicians in India. The human resource that will be directly employed in the industry is estimated to increasing by 48 lakhs by 2022.

Solar panel manufacturers across India

Solar panels installation companies across India

Solar appliance stores across India

Towns and cities across India

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

Solar Energy Institute,No.42/25, GEE GEE Complex,IInd Floor,(Indian

Bank Upstairs),Anna Salai, Chennai-600 002

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

National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE),Room No 321, 3rd Floor , Transit Building, Power House Opposite, Hills Side Area, Mumbai 400 076,

Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer8-2-603/B/S/1/1, Plot no: 1, 2nd Floor, Banjara Hills, Road no; 10, Mithilanagar Colony, Zaheeranagar ?XRoads, Hyderabad

SMIE India,DBS House, Suite # 217, 26, Cunningham Road,Bangalore 560052