IREC’s solar career map includes a video series – five short videos incorporating interviews with 18 solar professionals about what they see and do and teach in the industry, organized around five key themes:

The map also offers a better, more integrated overview of the solar universe, describing a fast-growing industry as it sweeps across four intersecting galaxies:

  • Manufacturing (from research & development to direct production)
  • System Design (from residential site assessment to power engineering)
  • Project Development (from sales and permitting to regulation and finance)
  • Installation and Operations (from domestic plumbing to utility-scale PV; from roofing to teaching).