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Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • 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.

    Skills

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    Knowledge

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 90240/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 43.38/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 13,720
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,450

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: 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

    Tools

    • Notebook computers
    • Measuring tapes
    • Ladders
    • Digital cameras
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Electronic mail software
    • Document management software
    • Customer relationship management CRM software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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