Solar Energy Consultant

Typical duties may include:

  • Analysis and development of meteorological files and assumptions for inclusion in modeling tools;
  • Forecasting long-term resource using measure-correlate-predict methods and other regression models;
  • Creation of software input files based on documented or review of experimental data;
  • Development of annual and long-term solar energy assessments, using various modeling tools;
  • Development of uncertainty analyses using statistical and pragmatic approaches to determine probabilistic energy production forecasts;
  • Analysis of energy production data from solar projects, including comparison of operating vs. modeled data, downtime analyses, and various other comparative analyses using quantitative data analysis techniques;
  • Review of test procedures and methods to collect data to evaluate the performance of projects;
  • Review and provide comments on resource assessments and energy estimates provided by other consultants.
  • Technical report writing;
  • Interfacing with customers to discuss results and risk mitigation;
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals including scope of services, schedule and budgeting;
  • Assist in the preparation of technical papers or presentations;
  • Project management.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in solar/renewable energy, engineering, statistics, atmospheric science, mathematics, physics or other relevant discipline.
  • Strong technical and organizational skills;
  • Statistical analysis and database skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers;
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with diverse people – customers and co-workers;
  • Flexibility and adaptability – issues and tasks may change quickly;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.

Analysis and development of meteorological files and assumptions for inclusion in modeling tools