Solar Sales Jobs On The Rise

Thu, 2012-07-12 08:47

Green jobs have gradually increased over the past few years, and according to recent statistics, the job growth potential will only continue to rise. The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy organization, recently indicated that the solar job market grew at nearly 10 times the rate of overall employment gains in 2011. More importantly, they found that the fastest growing subset of the solar job market included sales professionals. In relation to other solar job sectors including installation and manufacturing, solar sales professionals are increasing at a much stronger rate, thus illustrating its economic vitality.

Having identified solar sales as the “hottest” solar job sector, what does it entail? Fundamentally, solar sales professionals are responsible for marketing and selling photovoltaic (PV) systems to individuals, businesses, agencies, etc. Although there is a level of expertise required to sell PV systems, a career in solar sales is accessible to individuals from a diverse educational and professional background. Sales professionals, contractors, engineers, electricians, site assessors, students, or individuals looking for a new career will find a career in solar sales both exciting and rewarding. As renewable energy adoption increases, the need for qualified sales professionals will continue to grow, helping individuals and business promote clean energy practices.

To gain the necessary knowledge required to sell the PV systems, it is imperative to maintain proper training and education. Everblue currently offers a solar sales professional course, which focuses on the technical components of a solar PV system and how to market and sell them to customers. Depending on an individual’s level of experience in the field, an introductory course, Solar PV Associate, may be required to provide more background on the technology and industry in general. Nevertheless, the solar sales professional course provides the opportunity for students to have hands-on experience with solar PV systems, thereby solidifying the knowledge attained in the classroom. As solar technology usage continues to expand worldwide, the need for qualified solar sales professionals will inevitably increase. To learn more about how you can start a career in solar sales and for more information about course dates and locations, please visit our Solar Sales Professional page or call us at 800-460-2575.

By Peter J. Bock

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