What is the role of mathematicians in the solar energy industry?

Question by Ellen: What is the role of mathematicians in the solar energy industry?
I am an applied mathematics graduate with a minor in physics and an intense interest in solar energy device research and development. How would someone like me fit into a company who develops photovoltaic products or designs solar power plants?

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Answer by avip
To calculate the amount and dimensions of the solar panel required.
To calculate the orientaion of the solar panels towards the Sun.
etc.

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