Solar energy engineers are experts in utilising sunlight to generate electricity. They create solar cells that collect and store the sun’s rays. They work with clients to design, plan and implement solar energy projects for cities, businesses, and homeowners. They manage anything from large-scale municipal projects to home rooftop installations. Solar engineers may need to report on the efficiency, cost and safety of a project. Computer skills are essential for creating designs and testing photo-voltaic systems.
Attributes: committed, imaginative, organised
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Helen Mason who is a solar scientist. There is also a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Nicole Melzack who is a renewable energy battery researcher It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.