Solar Jobs: Is One Right For You?

July 21, 2022

“We’re looking for people who want to work hard and make a change.” – Rebekah H.

Solar energy is more affordable and accessible than ever before. This increase in popularity brings a multitude of jobs to cities across the country. These jobs are growing to encompass more roles than ever before. When you think of traditional solar jobs, you may think of installers or electricians. Along with these roles, many other jobs are essential to solar energy production. 

What are some solar jobs?

Solar jobs can include:

  • Scientific Research
  • Solar Panel Manufacturing 
  • Solar System Development
  • Solar System Construction
  • Solar Power Engineering
  • Solar System Design
  • Solar Sales Representative 

Other solar jobs that are critical to a well-functioning solar company and can include in-person work or remote are:

  • Finance roles
  • Marketing roles
  • Customer Service roles
  • Project Support roles 
  • Recruitment Roles
  • Human Resource roles 
  • Tech roles

See our current openings here!

What is a solar role like at Everlight? 

Solar energy is here to stay with more roles than ever. So, what is a solar job actually like? Here is what current employees in the industry have to say about their jobs at Everlight Solar

Working from home is great because I can balance my personal/work life. With the way the world is changing and evolving post-pandemic, I think having the flexibility to work remotely is something not to be taken for granted.

Everlight Solar Design Team Member

I take pride in the product. This company is at the forefront of a new era of sustainability and technology.

Everlight Solar Sales Team Member

I would say the most positive things about the culture and environment are the amount of support from leaders and the motivation to grow with the company. It is like a family.

Everlight Solar Project Management Team Member

Working at Everlight Solar – What’s it like?

The future of solar jobs 

In the United States alone, solar power capacity has grown to an estimated 97.2 gigawatts since 2018. This is enough to power the equivalent of 18 million average American homes. By 2024, solar capacity in the world is projected to grow by 600 gigawatts. This is enough to power the equivalent of over 112 million average American homes. With such a positive outlook for the industry, solar jobs will continue to grow and innovate for more and more people. 

Everlight Solar’s Associate Manager of Recruitment, Rebekah H., on the growth and interest of solar energy as a career field:

“A lot of people might not apply because they think they’re not qualified. But guess what? Almost nobody is. It’s a new industry. We’re not looking for people with a decade of solar experience. We’re looking for people who want to work hard and make a change. From our construction crew to our sales teams to our remote administrative assistants, everyone has that in common.”

“We get a wild amount of people applying for the remote positions here. And I get why. Besides all the benefits of working from home, they get to work at a place with a culture beyond comparison. We find amazing people for all of our positions – but numbers wise, everything else pales in comparison to these remote roles. I’d love to see more sales representative applications. People ready to pound the pavement, make some insane money, and change the planet while doing it.”

Whether you’re a new graduate or looking for a career change, a job in solar is an excellent option if you’re up for the challenge! Find out if the solar industry may be a good fit for you!