In order to excel in a highly competitive and dynamic market, solar EPCs must ensure that the right guys with right skillsets are hired. Solar power plant implementation jobs require personnel with a good blend of technical as well as managerial expertise.

Being a business that is highly people dependent, solar EPC entrants must hire the right mix of personnel with the right skillsets in order to perform in a competitive market. Some of the mandatory skillsets to be brought as part of the solar EPC team include the following:

  • Project management
  • Sales/marketing – this is often ignored, PLEASE DON’T. Get a dedicated marketing/sales person
    Engineering (electrical, PV design, civil)
  • Very often, smaller EPCs are tempted to outsource many key functions such as design and marketing. But these core abilities are vital to developing the EPCs business and without it the so-called EPC is nothing more than a middle-man. Therefore, Solar Mango strongly recommends employing dedicated design and marketing personnel.

You might want to check out these questions too on EPCs- Contract Terms and Value Adds:

  • What kind of guarantees is provided by a good EPC? – Here
  • Can you avail a free quote from an EPC before you decide on them? – Here
  • How important is the solar EPCs’ transparency in transactions? – Here
  • How will the level of sub-contracting done by a solar EPC affect the power plant installation? – Here
  • What difference can a solar EPC’s skill in engineering design bring to the power plant? – Here
  • What are the usual timelines provided by good EPCs for project completion? – Here
  • How much do EPCs charge for their services? – Here
  • What value addition can solar EPCs with good industry partnerships provide? – Here
  • What should I be aware of while signing contracts with EPCs? – Here
  • What are the certifications you need to look for in an EPC? – Here
  • What are the critical value-adds to expect from high-quality solar EPCs? – Here