Tips for Getting Started In The Solar Energy Field

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With the constant fluctuations in fossil fuel prices, the growing evidence of the effects of climate change, and widespread interest in embracing green technologies and power, there’s never been a better time than now to get involved in the solar energy industry. This burgeoning field is hiring people across the country and the world. But for those looking to break into this expanding industry, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, Palmetto is looking to hire a new generation of solar salespersons, so we’re outlining some tips for getting started in the solar energy field.

Start Learning About How Solar Technology Works

While the concept might be fairly simple, the execution is anything but. Solar panels, the installation process, and even the costs behind it all, each have their own knowledge sets. If you’re looking into a solar sales career, you’ll want to be familiar with all of these processes, and even take it one step further and familiarize yourself with your local solar requirements and incentives. With the field expanding so quickly, much of it is changing, so it’s important to have a strong grasp of the basics. Not only will this help you in your future career, but having background knowledge in these areas will be a great asset during your interview.

Don’t Be Afraid To Move To Where The Jobs Are

While solar panels can be installed and utilized nearly anywhere in the world, there are certain areas of the country where the industry is booming. The American Southwest, in particular, is experiencing amazing growth in the use of solar technologies, and we here at Palmetto have started taking on more and more projects in states like Florida and South Carolina, along with other states like Illinois, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Realistically, you might find job listings for solar sales careers all over the country, but you might have a better time getting hired if you pursue opportunities in booming states.

Start Networking

There’s an old saying that “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” There is a certain element of truth to this when it comes to finding employment. While the solar energy field is expanding, it’s still a fairly tight-knit community. Meet with a local solar panel company in your area and conduct a few informational interviews. Not only will you learn more about the field and the work, but you’ll also make a few contacts at that business. While they might not be hiring, they might know of another solar panel company that is.

Keep Trying

Like breaking into any career field, moving into a solar sales career can be difficult. But that doesn’t mean you should get discouraged. With the industry expanding the way it is, it means that there are more and more opportunities for work. Palmetto is excited to hire new solar sales positions, training our candidates to become Palmetto Alchemists. Start your new career in solar sales and join one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Apply for a career with Palmetto today.