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OUR PURPOSE

Solar Holler is a West Virginian social enterprise based in Shepherdstown that is dedicated to making sure that West Virginia continues to power America through the 21st Century.  To do this, we are building a renewable energy industry in our state from scratch—including developing the workforce, the supply chains, and the financing tools that bring solar within reach of those who need it most—particularly the community organizations and non-profits that make our towns and communities wonderful places to live.

 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS

At Solar Holler, we relentlessly pursue innovative approaches that bring solar within reach of those who have always been left out.  Our very first project won Interfaith Power & Light’s National Renewable Role Model award for our first-of-its-kind crowdfunding program with non-profits.  We use our deep knowledge of energy policy and financing to build programs that work—even in coal country.  Faced with unprecedented demand in the state, we worked with partners to launch the first solar job training and apprenticeship program in West Virginia—bringing jobs and opportunities to the coalfields.  

Solar Holler is an integrated solar developer and installer for all West Virginians.  We are a rare breed—a fully licensed electrical contracting firm with policy and financing chops, a finger on the pulse of cutting edge technology, and an absolute commitment to using the power of solar energy to revitalize Appalachian communities.    

 

Open Positions: 

 

solar Evaluator

 

ABOUT THIS POSITION

The Home Solar Evaluator will be responsible for working with homeowners across West Virginia to bringing beautiful, functional, and affordable solar arrays to life.   You will be responsible for listening to,  working with, and following up with homeowners and business owners to design personalized solar systems that work for their families.  The position is based in Huntington, West Virginia.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Working with a pipeline of potential projects to ensure we are meeting each customer's needs
  • Crafting personalized designs and financial proposals for each potential client you work with
  • Gathering needed information on site, including roof structure and electrical characteristics needed for engineering a home solar array
  • Travel throughout southern West Virginia to review potential projects
  • Work remotely and independently
  • Superior organization skills
  • Conduct presentations to small and large groups of people
  • Proven track record highlighting examples of being a self-starter while managing numerous priorities
  • Experience and comfort explaining technical, financial, and legal concepts in an understandable way  

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • A positive, enthusiastic personality—this is absolutely key
  • Strong belief in Solar Holler’s mission of re-powering Appalachian communities with renewable energy
  • Successful track record in sales
  • Ability to climb into attics and tight spaces
  • Outstanding sales, communication, customer service and follow-up skills 
  • Strong ability to network and build relationships 
  • Professionally represent the company to clients
  • Work remotely and independently
  • Superior organization skills
  • Conduct presentations to small and large groups of people
  • Proven track record highlighting examples of being a self-starter while managing numerous priorities
  • Experience and comfort explaining technical, financial, and legal concepts in an understandable way.  
  • Willingness to travel to project sites across the state of West Virginia and Appalachian Ohio
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic business environment and shift gears as needed
  • Demonstrated commitment to doing as much good for as many people as possible

 

PAY & BENEFITS

Solar Holler provides our home solar evaluators with a competitive base salary, success-basedcommissions, travel expenses, as well as a caring, flexible work environment. 

 

HOW WE WORK

We are incredibly proud of our work, and feel a deep responsibility to do it right and well.  A just transition to clean energy for Appalachia will not happen on its own—we must lead. 

We care about the groups and families we work with, and we always approach projects with their needs in focus.  There is no cookie cutter project; every program and project we build we view as a work of art. 

Our efforts have been noticed:  We’ve been featured in The New York Times and on NPR; the West Virginia Environmental Council has named Solar Holler its 2017 “Green Business of the Year”, and Southern Living Magazine named our founder one of its “50 Southerners of the Year”. 

 

APPLYING

In PDF format, provide us a cover letter along with your resume to Dan Conant at dan@solarholler.com.  Solar Holler of course is an equal opportunity employer and we don’t tolerate harassment or other discrimination based upon sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, caregiver status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, race, color, religion, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other legally protected status.