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Licensed limited renewable energy technicians install, maintain, finish, and remove renewable energy systems, including wind, solar, micro-hydroelectricity, fuel cells, and engine generators for off-grid systems. Work processes involve wire pulling and splices, conduit, flex, tray, and duct, control panels and controls, wiring devices, removal and finish work, the physical plumbing and installation of solar electric systems, and may include rooftop work, heavy lifting, digging and trenching, and other physical labor associated with the installation of solar electric systems.
This work is performed indoors and outdoors and requires standing, bending and reaching in cold, wet conditions, in confined crawl spaces and at heights. Tools include electrical metering devices, cable pulling devices, electrical hand tools, soldering tools, hammers, drills and side cutters.
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 17 years of age to apply, and 18 to begin the program. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent, and successful completion of at least one year of high school mathematics or an equivalent post-high school placement test or course. Apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.
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