Solar Photovoltaic System Designer (PV Design)

PV Designers create the construction and installation plans for photovoltaic solar power systems.  That includes the the number of solar panels required for a given load, the racking and other equipment required to install the panels on the site, and the wiring and interconnects required to do so.

The plans are used by PV installers to guide the install, and as part of the documentation necessary for obtaining building permits.  PV designers often interface with licensed engineers, building officials, public officials, project managers, and teammates in order to bring designs, permits, and projects to completion.

Often a designer works from pictures of a site, but may have architectural drawings and the like.  Often the design is constructed using software like AutoCAD 2D.

The work will involve understanding architectural drawings, and electrical schematics.

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About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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