SYSTEMS

PV Plant Repowering, the Utility 50-Year Systems Model
There are two basic types of solar PV plant repowering. The first is for existing or distressed plants. The second is for extending the life of new plants at the end of their initial design life, which is projected at about 20 to 25 years. So as we concentrate on new plant repowering, what is the difference? [...]
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Solar Power: More than half of utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems track the sun through the day
The electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic (PV) system depends on the orientation and tilt of the PV panels, and in some cases, its ability to track the sun throughout the day. Because photovoltaic panels operate more efficiently when oriented directly at the sun, some systems use solar-tracking technology to increase electricity generation by rotating the panels along one or two axes. [...]
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Comparing Central Inverters and String Inverters in Utility Scale Solar Systems in North America
System designers have more options today than ever before when architecting solar systems. While this may seem like a great advantage, these options necessitate an ever growing number of decision points in the design process. [...]
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Independent Power Systems – Crew Leader
Post Date: July 7, 2016 To Apply: Submit resume and cover letters to:  HR@solarips.com Job Title: Crew Leader Reports to: Project Manager Job Summary The Crew Leader is responsible for the successful installation of assigned projects.  The Crew Leader works closely with the Project Manager and the Project Coordinator to organize, execute, and follow-up on each individual project.  He or she supervises a 3-4 person crew of installers and coordinates with electricians to ensure that each inst [...]
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INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS – ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
Job Title:  Electrician Apprentice Location:  Boulder, CO Department: Electrical Reports to: Lead Electrician and Journeyman Electricians Job Summary Electrician Apprentices are responsible for assisting Journeymen with all electrical work involved in the installation of PV solar systems.  Working in teams of two or more, electrician apprentices are responsible for following orders issued by Licensed Electricians.  They must keep the electrical vehicles stocked with all necessary tools and m [...]
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INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS – INSTALLER
Job Title:  Installer Location: 1501 Lee Hill Dr. #24, Boulder, CO 80304 Division/Department: Boulder Branch Reports to: Lead Installer Job Summary Installers are responsible for the hands-on installation of solar electric systems.  Duties include planning and completing installation, managing inventory and shop organization, maintaining equipment, and interacting with clients.  Installers should be competent with hand-tools and power tools, physically fit, capable of working in all weather c [...]
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INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS – JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN
Job Title:  Journeyman Electrician Location:  Boulder, CO Department: Installation Reports to: Installation Manager Job Summary Electricians are responsible for all electrical work involved in the installation of PV solar systems.  Working with Installers, electricians are responsible for planning each installation, executing work in a timely fashion, tracking and reporting all project-related time and materials, and ensuring that projects pass inspection.  They must be comfortable working o [...]
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INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS – LEAD INSTALLER
Job Title: Lead Installer Location: 1501 Lee Hill Dr. #24, Boulder, CO 80304 Department: Operations Reports to: Installation Manager Job Summary The Lead Installer is responsible for the successful installation of assigned projects.  The Lead Installer works closely with the Install Manager and the Operations Manager to organize, execute, and follow-up on each individual project.  He or she supervises a 3-4 person crew of installers and coordinates with electricians to ensure that each instal [...]
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INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS – PROCUREMENT/WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR
Job Title: Project/Procurement/Warehouse Coordinator Location: 1501 Lee Hill Dr. #24, Boulder, CO 80304 Reports to: Operations Manager Also Works with: Installation Manager Job Summary Assists Operation Manager & Installation Manager to ensure each project is completed successfully.  He/she assists in creating the master schedule and is responsible for coordinating the procurement of materials and delivery dates, and maintaining proper inventory levels.  He/she should possess excellent com [...]
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INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS – INSTALLATION MANAGER
Job Title: Installation Manager Location: 1501 Lee Hill Dr. #24, Boulder, CO 80304 Division/Department: Boulder Office Reports to: Operations Manager Job Summary The Installation Manager is in charge of on-site management of individual jobs and installation staff and for communicating job progress to Operations Manager. This job title is similar to a Superintendent position at a construction company. Essential Functions Work with Operations Manager to understand job scheduled start date to begi [...]
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