Solar energy is becoming increasingly more popular among home and business owners all over the country. For those in the know, going solar is an obvious choice. But when working in solar sales, it’s likely that you’ll have clients who do not know much about solar energy or are loathe to change their old ways. That’s why it’s important to have a catalog of good reasons and ideas that can help to convince your clients that going solar is to their benefit. Since Palmetto is hiring a new group of solar sales partners, we thought we’d offer up five compelling reasons that your clients should go solar.
A Solar Panel Installation can Improve Your Homes Value
The fact of the matter is that any potential client is interested in how your products and services address their problems and add value to their lives. Solar technology directly speaks to both of these issues, especially when you frame it around the value it adds to a home. The Department of Energy partnered with Berkley Labs for two studies that involved real estate values and solar panel installations. The studies found that on average, home buyers are willing to pay a premium of an additional $15,000 above asking price for a home that has a solar panel array on it. The National Renewable Energy Lab has also found that homes with solar panel installations tend to sell more quickly than those without them. For those looking for both short- and long-term financial gain, a solar panel array is a great addition to your home.
You Get Great Tax Rebates
One of the best reasons to embrace solar technology is that the costs of doing so are constantly falling. This is in part due to the immense tax rebates and incentives that both Federal and state governments now offer. The Federal government now offers a personal tax credit that rebates up to 30 percent of the costs associated with installing solar panels on your home. Additionally, individual states also offer clean energy tax credits that help to lower the costs of installation. After taking advantage of these tax credits, what looks like a costly investment into your home actually becomes quite reasonable. You’ll start to actually make money off of your solar panel system fairly quickly if you take advantage of these great rebates.
Solar Energy Creates Local Jobs
Chances are if a client is considering investing in solar technology, they’re also concerned about issues like the local economy. Fortunately, investing in solar energy helps to create jobs in your community. For every solar panel installation sold, it creates demand for both skilled and unskilled workers who are ready to bring their talents into a dynamic new field. The money your clients spend to go solar stays in their community, meaning that every dollar they spend helps the environment and their neighbors.
Solar Technology is Resilient
Maintaining a roof can be a costly endeavor, especially if your clients live in areas that are prone to hail and high winds. In these areas, replacing a roof can be a regular occurrence. Often, client’s are surprised to find out just how durable solar panels really area. It’s not uncommon for a home to make use of the same solar panel array for more than 30 years without the need for repairs or replacement. Solar panel installations require little-to-no maintenance and there are few upgrades. Solar technology is worry and stress-free that requires little thought to enjoy.
Going Solar can Help Save the Environment
This is probably the most obvious reason, but also one of the most compelling. Going solar is a great way for your clients to help stem the effects of climate change. By using solar technology, your clients can help to reduce the amount of harmful pollutants that are released into the environment. Traditional energy sources, like coal, gas, and oil, all release harmful byproducts that accelerate the effects of climate change. Solar panels, conversely, have no harmful byproducts. The sun offers clean, free, and renewable energy that is easy to convert and put to use in our homes.
You can use all of these reasons when you’re making a sale to a potential solar client. Often, using one or more of these reasons are enough to convince a client to adopt solar technology. If you’re excited about the prospect of working in the solar energy sector and are looking for a dynamic career in sales, Palmetto has the perfect job for you. We’re hiring new solar sales partners to join our team of Alchemists. With sales opportunities all over the country, as well as competitive pay rates, and a flexible work schedule, becoming a solar sales partner is a great way to help others while also helping the environment. Fill out an application today to get started!