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Solar Energy Consultant: Job Description & Salary

Solar energy consultants help solar companies develop business strategies, improve operations, locate clients and generate sales. Continue reading to learn more about the role of solar energy consultants.

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Career Definition of a Solar Energy Consultant

Solar energy consultants can be employed by solar energy companies or by consulting companies. Their specific duties can have a different emphasis based on where they're employed. Solar energy consultants may take on clients that need an assessment of how much energy they use. Solar energy consultants can evaluate different aspects of company or client operations to develop strategies that clients can put in place to reduce energy demand. They can also use this information as part of a sales strategy to demonstrate the financial benefits of switching to solar power.

Solar energy consultants also do a lot of sales-related work. They may serve as the primary contact for customers who are considering solar power. Their role is to increase solar power clients through effective sales strategies. They may also pursue opportunities by monitoring local business developments and identifying potential clients they can approach.

Educational Requirements Bachelor's degree
Job Skills Interpersonal skills, customer service skills, analytical skills, computer skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, ability to work well with a team, technical knowledge
Mean Salary (2017)* $56,085

Source: *Glassdoor.com

Required Education

A bachelor's degree in a field of study that emphasizes analytical and research skills is needed to become a solar energy consultant. Options for studies include engineering, business, science and operations. Some employers may prefer applicants who have studies relating to solar power or who have earned a master's degree.

Required Skills

Solar energy consultants must have strong customer service skills so they can effectively interact with clients and potential clients. They also need to have good analytical skills so that they can effectively process information and use it to reach reliable conclusions. Computer skills are needed to use analytical software and produce reports. Solar energy consultants should also have technical skills so they can understand the technology they are researching or promoting. Problem-solving skills are an asset when they are providing energy use assessments and developing energy cost savings strategies.

Career Salary

Glassdoor.com indicated that in 2017 the average income for solar energy consultants was $56,085 per year.

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