NRGTree is looking to add candidates with diverse skill sets, who can handle a wide variety of tasks and assignments within the solar development process. The role can be tailored to your interests, but the ideal candidate will demonstrate quick analytical thinking and an ability to research/come up with solutions to problems in which you have little background. NRGTree exposes its interns to a large swath of the solar industry and anyone who is considering a career in solar will learn a lot.
As a company, NRGTree takes solar projects from start to finish, which includes scouting potential sites, designing solar arrays and running production simulations and financial analysis, pitching the idea to a property owner, applying for interconnection with the local utility company, coordinating with electrical and structural engineering firms, researching town bylaws and working with local municipalities, soliciting quotations and procuring equipment, and negotiating with potential project buyers. With so many invested parties, our role as a developer is to meet each party’s desires and requirements, and when those don’t align, to come up with a profitable solution that is satisfactory to everyone.
• Researching a property’s background to tell if it would be suitable for solar and to identify any issues that may arise.
• Completing solar designs to determine a site’s expected production.
• Running financial models to understand the costs and revenue flows behind a project.
• Researching town bylaws and regulations and working/negotiating with municipalities.
• Coordinating with utilities on interconnection applications to provide the engineering documentation they ask for and to make sure they stay on top of their timelines.
• Working with sub-contractors (engineering firms, construction crews) to obtain the engineering documentation we want/need and to make sure things get built how we intend.