Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors

Contact new or existing customers to determine their solar equipment needs, suggest systems or equipment, or estimate costs.

Median Annual Wage: $75,140

Education: Some college, no degree (38%); Bachelor's degree (35%); Associate's degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Energy Consultant; Sales Manager; Sales Representative; Sales Associate; Salesman; Sales; Sales Rep; Commercial Sales Manager; Solar Consultant; Solar Sales Representative

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  • Select solar energy products, systems, or services for customers based on electrical energy requirements, site conditions, price, or other factors.
  • Provide customers with information such as quotes, orders, sales, shipping, warranties, credit, funding options, incentives, or tax rebates.
  • Gather information from prospective customers to identify their solar energy needs.
  • Provide technical information about solar power, solar systems, equipment, and services to potential customers or dealers.
  • Calculate potential solar resources or solar array production for a particular site considering issues such as climate, shading, and roof orientation.
  • Generate solar energy customer leads to develop new accounts.
  • Take quote requests or orders from dealers or customers.
  • Assess sites to determine suitability for solar equipment, using equipment such as tape measures, compasses, and computer software.
  • Prepare or review detailed design drawings, specifications, or lists related to solar installations.
  • Develop marketing or strategic plans for sales territories.
  • Create customized energy management packages to satisfy customer needs.
  • Demonstrate use of solar and related equipment to customers or dealers.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors.

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