Contractors: How to get started installing solar panels

By Ali McBride, Aurora Solar

Solar power in the United States is booming. It has ranked first or second in new U.S. electric capacity each year since 2013, and US-installed capacity is quickly approaching 100 gigawatts (GW). The demand for solar installers has grown along with it. Solar installation is now among the three fastest-growing professions in the United States, enjoying a 52 percent 2019-2029 growth rate and a median income of $44,890 per year — offering a promising prospect for contractors looking to expand their business into this exciting sector.

But you can’t just go out and buy a panel, bolt it to the roof, and hotwire it to a fuse box. Solar requires quite a bit of planning and permits, as well as careful execution, to flip the switch on a new solar panel installation and a fulfilling career as a solar installer.

Read the full story on Aurora Solar’s website.

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