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Basic Solar Sales Strategies that Ensure Success

Topics: Solar Tool, Solar Sales, Solar market, solargraf, Solar Business, Solar Leads


It is not a lack of interest from consumers that keeps residential solar sales from going gangbusters. What is holding contractors back is an inability, for many, to close the deal.

 As a solar panel contractor, whose attention to detail is a source of pride, you understand the importance of conveying your professionalism to potential clients. But in an industry that is expanding rapidly and becoming increasingly competitive, work ethic and craftsmanship alone do not translate into sales.

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The Solar Panel Installer Job Boom and How Solargraf Can Help Contractors Capitalize

Topics: Solar Tool, Solar Sales, Solar market, solargraf, Solar Business, Solar Leads

If the creation of new jobs is an indicator of how hot a particular sector of the economy is, then the solar industry is on fire. According to data released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), solar panel installer is one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States. “The demand for qualified installers,” the BLS notes, “is expected to grow by 105% through 2026 and is currently the top growing job in eight states, including California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, and New Jersey.“

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4 Signs you Should Invest in a Solar Tool

Topics: Solar Tool

Every successful business person understands the desire for sales growth depends on finding the right customers. Marketing and advertising campaigns are an integral part of selling more solar panel systems. The traditional selling strategies will always provide a vital role in finding leads for business growth.

Going beyond the traditional techniques can expand a solar business further. Finding the right solar tool software may help for quality lead generation. Solar companies must have to ability to easily connect reps and potential customers for success. Business owners or managers can often view the different signs showing the time is right for investing in a solar tool.

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Is it Better to Make One Perfect Quote or 10 Average Quotes?

Topics: Solar Tool, Solar Sales, solargraf, Solar Business, Video

Is it better to make 1 perfectly accurate quote or 10 somewhat accurate quotes?

This is a very common question, and the answer is that sales is a numbers game. The more quotes you get out there, the more likely you are to make sales! If it takes you the same amount of time to make 10 average quotes as it does to make one perfect one, then make and send 10!

It is better not to send out any truly inaccurate quotes if possible, but they do not need to be 100% perfect on the first contact. It is always possible to make revisions once you have piqued the interest of your potential buyer.

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Why do solar installation companies with the right software do so well?

Topics: Business growth, Solar Tool, Useful Links

Design tool, quote software, CRM, project management system, sales accelerator, lead service. What do these have in common? What do they all mean?

The right software can be the difference between a scrappy startup and an established solar installer. Every interaction with a customer - from introduction, to proposal, to signature, to installation, to maintenance - affects your brand. Good software is designed with this in mind, and makes every step easy and professional. With this in mind, picking the right software is an important decision.

What are all of the different options available for solar installers, and which do you need for your business?

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The History of Solargraf

Topics: Solar Tool, Solar Sales, solargraf, Solar Business, Video

How long has Solargraf been in business?

Solargraf was founded in 2013 as a solar lead generation company in Montreal, Canada. As that side of the business grew, the profit was reinvested into the sales platform. Since the product was so unique and effective, it gained clients and grew very quickly. In 2017, Sofdesk (Solargraf's parent company) was backed by a Series A investment of $3 million from EnerTech and BDC Capital!

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