Solar Sales Representatives contact prospective customers to determine their solar energy and equipment needs. They evaluate and recommend systems, estimate cost benefits, provide written summaries, and follow up with customers.
Solar Sales Representatives generate customer leads to develop new accounts; prepare proposals, quotes, contracts, or presentations for potential customers; and select solar energy products, systems, or services for customers based on thermal or electric energy requirements, site conditions, or price. Solar Sales Representatives assess sites to determine suitability for solar equipment, calculate potential solar array production for a site, create customized energy management packages for customers, and develop strategic plans for sales areas. Additionally, Solar Sales Representatives provide technical information to potential customers or dealers, accept quote requests or orders from dealers or customers, and demonstrate the use of solar-related equipment to customers or dealers.
▸ Solar Utility Procurement Specialist
A bachelor's or post-graduate degree in business would support this move.
▸ Solar Project Developer
Certification, industry training, and a financial degree would support this move.
▸ Residential PV System Designer
Certification and mechanical or electrical training would facilitate this move.
▸ Solar O&M Technician (commercial/utility)
This path demands significant electrical, mechanical, and solar PV training and/or certification.