Profession renewable energy sales representative

Renewable energy sales representatives assess clients' energy supply needs, and attempt to secure sales of renewable energy methods. They promote renewable energy suppliers and the use of renewable energy products, and liaise with consumers to increase sales.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Conventional / Enterprising

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.

  • Sales argumentation

    Techniques and sales methods used in order to present a product or service to customers in a persuasive manner and to meet their expectations and needs.

  • Characteristics of services

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

  • Sales strategies

    The principles concerning customer behaviour and target markets with the aim of promotion and sales of a product or a service.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Carry out sales analysis

    Examine sales reports to see what goods and services have and have not sold well.

  • Assess customers

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

  • 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.

  • Answer requests for quotation

    Make up prices and documents for the products that customers may purchase.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Manage contracts

    Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.

  • Inform customers on energy consumption fees

    Inform potential customers of an energy retailer on the monthly fees charged for their energy supply services, and any additional charges.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

domestic heating systems manage contract disputes implement sales strategies advise on utility consumption plan event marketing for promotional campaigns perform market research negotiate improvement with suppliers monitor after sales records deliver a sales pitch promote environmental awareness attend trade fairs achieve sales targets prepare sales checks prospect new customers liaise with advertising agencies implement marketing strategies assess supplier risks industrial heating systems manage development of promotional material electricity market review completed contracts plan customers' sales visits energy performance of buildings negotiate terms with suppliers