North Carolina Solar Installer Jobs
Yahoo Finance lists North Carolina among the eight states which count “solar panel installer” as the fastest growing job category. California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, and New Jersey all see solar panel installers as the number one job growth due to the demand for solar. In 2017, the occupation saw a median pay of $18.98 per hour, or $39,490 per year. It’s projected to grow 105 percent by 2026, which is significantly faster than the national rate.
One way to help solar installers develop and increase their earnings is for them to get certified by the North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Yes Solar Solutions is the only solar installation company in the Carolinas (and one of only eleven in the U.S.) and Yes has more individual certifications than any other company in North Carolina. Although Yes Solar provides the additional training and exam fees, which can be thousands of dollars, those certifications belong to the solar installer. Yes increases the salary of those who have earned their certification, but it may also qualify the employee for a better opportunity at another company that is larger or has other jobs than Yes.
A Risk Worth Taking
“It is worth the risk,” says Kathy Miller, Co-founder and CEO of Yes. “Investing in employees is never a mistake. We have sometimes helped solar installers get certified only to lose them later, but we have also developed a strong professional core team that has made our name in quality in the solar industry. What we get back in customer satisfaction and employee loyalty outweighs the risk that another company will reap the benefit someday. We always try to think long-term, and it always pays off.”
About Yes Solar Solutions
Yes was founded in 2009 by Stew and Kathy Miller, and has grown to one of the top solar installations in North Carolina. The NABCEP Accredited team includes certifications in PV Installation and Technical Sales and has completed over 1,000 commercial and residential projects. Guild Quality, a third-party customer satisfaction service, consistently gets Five Star reviews for Yes, a testimony to the company’s dedication to quality, integrity and customer satisfaction.