Career Path: Leadership in Utility-Scale Solar Construction

Andy Nyce • Last updated 08/2023

4.7/5 (view ratings)
75 students
2 modules
1:27 hours
19 assignments

Course description

Considering a leadership role in utility-scale solar construction? This is the friendly front door.

Instructor Andy Nyce began teaching because he needed to create a pipeline of leaders for his own solar projects. He loves helping hard-working solar folk to level-up in their careers. The industry really needs you!

Andy will answer your questions on the discussion board. This interactive course is part of the Leadership in Utility-Scale Solar Construction - Career Bridge Program. The goal of our Career Bridge programs is to provide structure and support as you progress through your career.

Utility-scale solar needs to grow at an insanely fast rate to meet the world's aggressive climate targets. One huge bottleneck for that growth is people, especially experienced leaders. Demand for skilled leaders on utility-scale solar projects is high and rising. These jobs are there for people who can rise above the crowd and demonstrate an interest and ability to lead.

Here's what this course was created to help you do:

  1. Understand the utility-scale solar leadership jobs that exist and what it's really like to have one
  2. Visualize the path from where you are now, to where you want to be
  3. Create structure for you and your mentor to make that vision a reality

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Learn more about this career path

  • Introduction to Leadership in Utility Scale Solar (20:28 minutes)
  • Introduction to the Course (optional download) (.pdf)
  • Explore the IREC Solar Career Map
  • 2023 IREC Career Job Census
  • How the Inflation Reduction Act will Supercharge Solar in the US
  • Workers flock to renewable energy jobs
Module 2 - Interviews and perspectives from people doing these jobs

  • Project Manager - Dylan Reitenbach (06:42 minutes)
  • Head of Business Development (Manufacturing) - Rebecca Guo (10:38 minutes)
  • Construction Manager - Becky Sorenson (19:23 minutes)
  • VP of Construction - Anna Bautista (18:25 minutes)
  • Podcast - Solars Biggest Risk - Not Enough Workers!
  • Podcast - Bringing Solar Jobs to the Midwest
  • Podcast - The Future of Working in Renewable Energy
  • Podcast - Managing Large Scale Solar for Success


Andy Nyce

Sr. Director of Project Management, Erthos Inc.

I'm Andy Nyce - originally from New Zealand, but I've spent the last nine years in the United States in a range of engineering, construction, project management and quality control roles in the large scale renewables industry. I've been directly involved in over 1.5GW of execution at every level of installation, management and commissioning. I'm currently the Director... Learn more


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by arthur mangwende, Chief Consultant, African Sky Technology 07/19/2023

Leadership in Utility-Scale Solar Construction is very informative. I recommend it strongly.

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