Posted: Saturday, February 3, 2018 12:09 AM
Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly 4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we're looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long:term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world:record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world's energy future, there's no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand : with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:
The solar electric industry is an exciting and rapidly growing business, providing excellent career opportunities and the great satisfaction of having a positive impact on the environment. SunPower Corp. (sunpowercorp) designs, manufactures and deploys the world's highest efficiency solar panels, and is a top:three global provider of large:scale solar power systems, with over a thousand megawatts contracted or in construction.
SunPower's System Performance Group is responsible for characterizations and projections of installed system performance. The group creates and maintains specialized computer simulation software to model the energy output of SunPower products and systems, analyzes the long:term energy performance of a large fleet of grid:connected PV plants, and performs targeted field and lab tests to characterize the performance of both new and existing technologies.
The performance engineering intern's primary focus is characterizing the performance of both new and existing technologies, from modules and mounting systems to entire operating PV systems. The position involves work within a dynamic, cross:departmental team of engineers, technicians, analysts, and internal customers to identify research needs, develop and execute analysis and test plans, and communicate research results to assist in the development of new products and services. Research will involve the use of existing data from SunPower's operating fleet of PV systems and the acquisition of supplementary data through field testing and the design and execution of new test set:ups. Some travel and field work is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
:Develop and execute research, analysis and test plans
:Develop, test, and validate engineering models of component and system performance
:Characterize system performance using remotely:acquired energy and meteorological data
:Characterize systems and components using measured field data such as I:V curves, string current and open circuit voltage tests
:Develop procedures and methods for collecting and analyzing test data
:Communicate key results of research in a timely and effective manner to supervisor and other stakeholders through memos, reports and presentations
:Prepare reports and presentations to communicate
• Location: Davis, Sacramento
• Post ID: 21876582 sacramento