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Solar Energy Sales Representatives

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Solar energy sales representatives and assessors usually have several years of sales experience. They receive on-the-job training which may last several weeks or up to several months. They must be knowledgeable about solar energy, solar equipment and systems, and engineering science and technology as it relates to solar products and goods. They must be well versed in sales and marketing methods and principles. The ability to work independently and to collaborate with other solar energy professionals is important in this field. Strong, clear oral and written communication skills are essential. Solar sales representatives and assessors must have good interpersonal skills in order to develop and maintain relationships with customers and make sales. People who do best in this job have initiative and are persistent. They are detail oriented and thorough in their work, are reliable and responsible, and have a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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