The solar business can be understood as a hybrid
of the utility and construction industries. Those
with experience in either of those industries will
have a sense of how the customers and service
providers are related.
Know the photovoltaic
industry fundamentals —
and be ready when the
right job comes along.
for Your Solar Career
by LIZ MERRY
Liz Merry, SOLAR TODAY’s “Ask Ms. Liz” columnist, has been teaching solar career and
business courses for two years. Merry is the sole proprietor of Verve Solar consulting
( vervesolar.com) and served as the first executive director for norcal Solar, the ASeS
chapter based in berkeley, calif. This article is based on her daylong Solar Industry
orientation courses. contact Merry at firstname.lastname@example.org.