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Renewable Energy Sales Representative

Job Snapshot: 
Are you passionate about renewable energy? Do you enjoy introducing family and friends to new ideas and getting them to think differently? Renewable energy sales representatives do that on a daily basis. This is an ideal position for anyone with a knack for sales and a passion for new technology.
Roles & Responsibilities: 
You will be building close relationships with clients and offering different renewable energy options for homes and businesses. You will need to have a solid understanding of rebate guidelines and incentives and be up-to-date on all the latest products in the industry. Good customer service is essential and strong administrative skills will also come in handy.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: energy efficiency and renewable energy principles, knowledge of local climate and weather patterns

Skills: communication, organization, attention to detail, critical thinking, English

Education and Recommended Courses: 
Experience in sales or customer service is usually required, and an educational background in environmental studies or communications may be useful. Useful courses include English, mathematics, computers, sociology, economics, political science, and geography.
Potential Earnings: 
As this type of position is largely commission-based, exact figures are not available. Some people, however, may have a base salary and commission.
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: Creating and maintaining relationships with clients will be key, as a large part of your success will depend on your ability to sway the general public. You may also be required to meet sales quotas and encourage referrals.

Atmosphere: Depending on the nature of the position and the company, you may be required to travel frequently if you are responsible for a territory. You may also find yourself in a retail outlet that specializes in renewable energy sources.