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Solar Sales Representative

Use your people skills to start a rewarding career bringing renewable energy to New Yorkers

Job Details

Typical Tasks

  • Complete a solar site assessment using computer software
  • Create reports and project proposals for customers to review
  • Present and explain solar energy home improvement opportunities to customers
  • Educate customers on benefits of solar - for example, lowering energy costs, making your home more resilient, and lowering your carbon footprint

Typical Skills

  • Basic understanding of how solar works (can typically be trained “on the job”)
  • Excellent customer and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Computer proficiency

Typical Experience or Education

  • Employers may require a college degree for this position
  • 1–3 years of previous work experience is preferred, especially in a sales or customer service role
  • Relevant experience or education in math, science, or technical sales
  • Some companies may want to see previous experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) software, though this can often be trained “on the job” as well

Professional Development Opportunities

Some Solar Sales Representatives may choose to advance their skills with professional certifications, such as:

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