Solar Panel Installers

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Solar Panel Installers

Solar Panel Installers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, solar panel installers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of social interaction. They spend time talking to customers but also spend time working alone during installation.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the work outcomes and results of other workers.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
  • Sometimes work as part of a team.
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  • Communicate mostly via telephone and in-person discussions.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Usually work outdoors.
  • Are frequently exposed to high places.
  • Often wear specialized protective or safety gear when working.
  • Are often exposed to hazardous conditions, situations, and equipment that may produce minor cuts or scrapes.
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  • Are often exposed to hot or cold temperatures, especially during unpredictable weather.
  • Must occasionally deal with loud or distracting sounds or noise levels.
  • Occasionally must get into awkward positions to reach cramped work spaces.
  • Sometimes must work in very bright or very dim lighting conditions.
  • May work physically near others, within a few feet.

Work Performance

  • Must be exact and accurate when performing the job. Errors could impact the performance of the solar panel.
  • Sometimes must repeat the same physical or mental activities.
  • Are usually able to make decisions on their own that affect their customers. Sometimes they consult with other installers or supervisors before taking a course of action.
  • Must meet strict weekly deadlines.


  • Usually work a set schedule.
  • Usually work 40 hours per week.
  • May work overtime.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.