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Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors

Also called: Commercial Sales Manager, Energy Consultant, Sales, Solar Sales Representative

What they do:
Contact new or existing customers to determine their solar equipment needs, suggest systems or equipment, or estimate costs.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare proposals, quotes, contracts, or presentations for potential solar customers.
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • sales and marketing
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Salesforce.com Salesforce CRM
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Google SketchUp software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$74,520
per year, on average
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