Getting a start in the solar PV industry

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    I am looking for a way to get involved (i.e. get a job) in the solar PV industry. I’m having trouble finding jobs to apply for because although I have a B.Science(physics) with plenty of experience in electronics and a research project in novel solar cells I am neither an engineer nor and electrician. I was working on a doctorate but decided to discontinue that and am now employed as a delivery driver while looking for a job. All of the solar jobs I have seen require either an engineering qualification or an electrician’s license.

    I have been thinking about getting the CEC design-only accreditation. Can I get a job with an installer with just that accreditation? What sort of people do installers employ? Are they only looking for electricians? Would it be worth doing a masters of electrical engineering?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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