Engineer- Performance I (India)
India – New Delhi
Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.
Primary Job Functions
Electrical engineering background, or
Minimum 3 years experience in PV system and overall experience of 3 to 6 years
College degree required, EE a plus!
NABCEP certification a plus
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
Work with cross-functional team to analyze long term performance of our technology in expected deployment environments. Develop algorithms that use performance data to proactively identify potential system performance problems.
Deploy best known models and methods to energy prediction technology.
Develop methods to determine the statistical level of certainty around the quantity and quality of solar insulation at various project sites. This will include familiarity with short term and long term meteorological data sets and understanding industry accepted methods for interpolating data.
Produce and manage the production of energy estimates for project development sites and sensitivity analysis.
Develop advanced understanding of localized environmental influences via research, design of experiment, and data analysis. Document that understanding in customer-facing collateral.
Review power purchase agreement contract requirements associated with solar resource and power plant output; recommend changes or optimization opportunities as necessary to protect interests.
Support methods for verifying the capacity of installed farm systems and required customer reported performance metrics
Validate model prediction with measured field data.
Develop expertise in meteorological sensors and calibration. Develop and use analytical techniques to validate collected data.
Initiate and coordinate experiments to collect information on environmental loss factors in energy prediction models such as snow and soiling.
Represent First Solar in associated regulatory stakeholder processes as necessary.
Respond to Ad Hoc requests for data from other functions with either in house data analysis or a recommendation to management of appropriate contractor/academic study support. (For example: concerns around micro climate impacts or reflection impacts)
Ability to take direction, identify problems, develop solutions, conduct analysis independently and in collaboration with others
Ability to work comfortably in potentially remote field conditions and manage multiple tasks and projects
Available to support construction and commissioning teams
Strong background PV systems
Solid knowledge of statistics
Proven computer skills in a Windows environment, strong Excel and Word skills required.
SQL programming knowledge a plus
Ability to deal with various types testing and diagnostic equipment.
Electrical Engineering, PV systems
Bachelors: Engineering (Required)
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.
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First Solar is the global leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions.
With more than 10 gigawatts (GW) installed worldwide, we believe that clean affordable solar electricity is an essential part of the worldwide energy mix. Our proven energy solutions have diversified the energy portfolio and reduced the risk of fuel-price volatility, while delivering an LCOE that is cost competitive with fossil fuels.
First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and currently operates many of the world’s largest grid-connected PV power plants in existence. By integrating technologies, services and expertise across the entire solar value chain, First Solar delivers bankable PV energy solutions that enable a world powered by reliable and affordable solar electricity