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Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 940

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $25.68 - $51.41

Typical Annual Salary: $53,400 - $106,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Ladders
  • Measuring tapes
  • Notebook computers
  • Solar radiation surface observing apparatus

  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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