Posted by Rosana Francescato
What’s the main qualification for a job in solar? You must enjoy change. That was the consensus at the recent Women in Cleantech and Sustainability meetup “Getting a Job in Solar … and Keeping It!” A full house of WCS members at the SolarCity office had a lively discussion with the excellent panelists from a range of solar areas: Christie Cruzand Raya Zion of SolarCity, Acenia Farrand of Qbotix, and Melissa Zucker of Solaria. The panel was organized and moderated by WCS Founder and Chairwoman, Lisa Ann Pinkerton.
A look at the solar industry
As we listened to the panelists and got a chance to ask lots of questions, a few nuggets emerged:
Whether you’re looking to break into the industry, keep your job, or find a new job, a few qualities are essential for success in solar:
Wondering where the industry will be in 5, 10, or 15 years? As one panelist pointed out, if you need that level of predictability, then solar may not be the industry for you. But if you can handle it, you can rest assured that in solar, you’ll never be bored.
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