As a part of HeatSpring’s free Solar Career Pathways course, professionals from across the solar industry provide students with an inside look at their careers through bite-sized interviews. Professionals share the details on what their jobs entail, their day-to-day activities, how they got there, and advice for those looking to follow a similar path. 

Keith Rohman, Co-Founder and COO of TXSOL, talks about his experience launching a solar service company to address a big need in Austin and the surrounding areas for skilled solar O&M providers.

“Because there are so many installations going up right now, that leaves a large need in the O&M space.”

Keith Rohman

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Solar Career Map also highlights the solar service technician/solar O&M technician role within the installation and operations sector. Echoing Keith’s own experience, IREC notes that successful solar service technicians typically have at least 3-5 years of work experience within the industry. Typically, solar field service is delivered by journey-level electricians or technicians with a strong foundation in electrical theory and practice, photovoltaic systems, and performance monitoring. Median pay hovers around $53,070/year or $25.51/hour. Experience, certifications, and skill can certainly push solar service technicians well beyond the median pay. 

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Solar Career Map

Interested in hearing from more professionals across the solar industry? Enroll today in HeatSpring’s free Solar Career Pathways course to hear more perspectives!