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Find Green and Solar Technology Programs

Find schools that want you for Green and Solar Technology programs and other Computers, Tech & Engineering degrees and certifications.

If you're passionate about renewable, solar, and clean energy production, are talented in math and science, and want a career in a field that is lucrative, rapidly growing, and poised to help make energy production more sustainable, a degree in Green and Solar Technology may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Green and Solar Technology students usually pursue an associate degree (2 years) for entry-level positions in the solar and renewable energy industry like becoming a Solar Photovoltaic Installer. A bachelor's degree (4 years) in this field is typically in an engineering field with a concentration in solar energy and/or electrical engineering, while a master's degree (6-7 years) will lead to management positions like Power Plant Operator/Manager.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework and work experience in solar technology, energy, engineering, or electronics helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Green and Solar Technology Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Green and Solar Technology include:

  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  • Power Plant Operator, Distributor, and Dispatcher
  • Industrial Production Manager

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Solar Photovoltaic Installer was $44,890 in 2019 while Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers earned a median salary of $85,950 in 2019.1

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Solar Photovoltaic Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/solar-photovoltaic-installers.htm (visited June 18, 2020).
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