Profession renewable energy consultant

Renewable energy consultants advise clients on the advantages and disadvantages of different renewable energy sources. They conduct surveys and interviews to research demand of and opinions on renewable energy, and strive to advise clients on the most advantageous source of renewable energy for their purpose.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Renewable energy technologies

    The different types of energy sources which cannot be depleted, such as wind, solar, water, biomass, and biofuel energy. The different technologies used to implement these types of energy to an increasing degree, such as wind turbines, hydroelectric dams, photovoltaics, and concentrated solar power.

  • Market analysis

    The field of market analysis and research and its particular research methods.

  • Characteristics of products

    The tangible characteristics of a product such as its materials, properties and functions, as well as its different applications, features, use and support requirements.

  • Energy efficiency

    Field of information concerning the reduction of the use of energy. It encompasses calculating the consumption of energy, providing certificates and support measures, saving energy by reducing the demand, encouraging efficient use of fossil fuels, and promoting the use of renewable energy.

  • Solar energy

    The energy which originates from light and heat from the sun, and which can be harnessed and used as a renewable source of energy using different technologies, such as photovoltaics (PV) for electricity production and solar thermal energy (STE) for thermal energy generation.

  • Characteristics of services

    The characteristics of a service that might include having acquired information about its application, function, features, use and support requirements.

Skills

  • Identify energy needs

    Identify the type and amount of energy supply necessary in a building or facility, in order to provide the most beneficial, sustainable, and cost-effective energy services for a consumer.

  • Inform on government funding

    Give information to customers related to the grants and financing programmes attributed by the government for small and large scale projects in various fields such as the promotion of renewable energies.

  • Promote environmental awareness

    Calculate the carbon footprint of business processes and other practices in order to promote sustainability and to raise awareness for the environmental impact.

  • Provide information on wind turbines

    Provide organisations and individuals searching for alternative energy methods on the cost, benefits, and negative aspects of the installation and use of wind turbines, both residential and common, and what one must take into account when considering the implementation of wind turbine technology.

  • Advise on heating systems energy efficiency

    Provide information and advice to clients on how to preserve an energy efficient heating system in their home or office and possible alternatives.

  • Provide information on solar panels

    Provide organisations and individuals searching for alternative methods to provide facilities and residences with energy on the costs, benefits, and negative aspects of the installation and use of solar panels, and what one must take into account when considering the purchase and installation of solar systems.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Provide information on geothermal heat pumps

    Provide organisations and individuals searching for alternative methods to provide buildings with energy on the cost, benefits, and negative aspects of the installation and use of geothermal heat pumps for utility services, and what one must take into account when considering the purchase and installation of geothermal heat pumps.

  • Perform market research

    Gather, assess and represent data about target market and customers in order to facilitate strategic development and feasibility studies. Identify market trends.

  • Assess customers

    Quickly compose a picture of a customers’ personal circumstances, needs and preferences.

  • Promote sustainable energy

    Promote the use of renewable electricity and heat generation sources to organisations and individuals, in order to work towards a sustainable future and encourage sales of renewable energy equipment, such as solar power equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

prospect new customers domestic heating systems industrial heating systems advise on utility consumption identify suppliers identify customer's needs carry out sales analysis sales strategies answer requests for quotation inform customers on energy consumption fees assess supplier risks attend trade fairs negotiate improvement with suppliers energy performance of buildings electricity market negotiate terms with suppliers manage contracts sales argumentation

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