If you think about the state that the economy is in then you will realize that it could be very beneficial to work for a solar panel system installation firm. Solar panel installation services will be increasing in demand over the next twelve years. This means that now is a good time to get your foot in the door and get the training you need to work doing solar panel installation services.
In order to work for a solar panel system installation firm as one of their installers you will need to know how to size the inverter properly so that there is smooth conversion from the panel's DC power into AC power that you can use in your home.
You have to learn how to work with the live voltage without causing damages to you, the home, or any of the equipment you are installing.
There is a high probability that do-it-yourself- solar panel technologies are never going to come to fruition. So there will likely always be a need for the services of a professional installation technician to install and repair these items.
The DC wire that has to be connected to convert the battery power into AC outlet power is high voltage. If you make a mistake when you are installing the panels you will not just get shocked, you will likely be electrocuted. For this reason amateurs are not encouraged to even attempt to install or repair one of these items. In the future someone may invent a micro-converter that does not have the same punch and will not kill the installer, and if that happens, then, and only then, will a panel be sold as a do it yourself kit.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner's has classes that teach people how to safely install and maintain these devices. The course will allow you to have a certification proving that you know what you are doing. This will help you to get hired as an installer and will help the homeowners to feel more secure about allowing you to work on their homes.
Solar panel installation services will require that you not be afraid of heights. You will have to be able to climb onto the rooftops of homes and businesses in order to install the panels. A fear of heights would keep you from being able to do your job with confidence.
You will also need to know some basics about electrical services and the basics of home wiring. You can not hook a solar panel into a home wiring system unless you understand the home wiring system. You will learn all of this information while you are attending classes.
You need practical hands on experience before you can really say you are trained to install or maintain one of these panel systems. During your training you will get practical experience in performing the necessary activities so you can test the skills that you have been taught.