FAQ's


Q: Do I need sales experience to start?

A:  No. Selected candidates will be trained.


Q:  When and where is the training?

A:  Initial training takes place in our San Francisco office, close to BART and MUNI. Weekday training takes place over two consecutive days, occasionally we have evening and/or Saturday training depending upon need.     


Q:  Can I work part-time?

A:  Yes, its OK to work part-time. You will be assigned an experienced partner who will work with you to best serve your clients.


Q:  How do I get paid?

A:  This position is for independent contractors and commission only. There is no limit to your income, but there is no fixed salary.


Q:  Is there a starting salary or draw?

A:   Not at this time.


Q: What is the commission?

A:  Our commissions are among the highest in the industry. You earn based on your performance and number of sales. Commission rates start at 7.5% of the sales and can go as high as 10% for residential solar systems. A typical residential system may range from $20,000 up to $45,000 or more. 


Q:  Can I sell commercial systems?

A:  Yes. We sell and install both residential and commercial systems.


Q:  How much money can I expect to make?

A:  Your income is solely dependent upon your efforts, we can train, but you need to actually do what you have been trained to do. A typical home installation may earn you anywhere from $1,500 on the low end up to $5,000 on the high, commissions are determined on your sales volume and  the size of the system and its selling price. Commercial systems can earn you substantially more as systems may sell for $100,000 or more.


Q: What are commercial systems?

A:  We have customers who own and operate motels, restaurants, warehouse, farms, etc.


Q: How will I get my first sale?

A:  When you first start in any sales position, your early leads may come from people that you know, you will also learn to handle company leads and create your own marketing system and we will train you how to do it.


Q: Who installs the systems?

A:  We do. We are a licensed general and electrical contractor. 


Q:  What areas can I sell in?

A: Our preferred residential area is about 100 mile radius of San Francisco, for larger commercial projects we can serve most of Northern California.


Q: Do I need to be in the office all the time?

A:  No, you are free to conduct your business from wherever you choose, the office is available for you to use as may need. 


Q: Will I be forced to go door to door?

A:  No. You will learn many unique marketing strategies and get comfortable with what works best with your personality and talents. Some of your time will however, be on the phone either following up on leads or calling targeted businesses. We do not make random cold calls to homeowners or go on random door knocking campaigns.   


Q:  I want to learn more, what do I do now?

A:  Fill out the form below and we will contact you. 

Sales trainees, who are new to solar or new to sales, will take part in our fast track two-day solar sales training and then be partnered with an experienced solar sales person to gain further practical experience. 

Solar Power is growing fast

Your friends, family, neighbors will all be converting to clean and low cost solar, they might as well get the solar from from you!

You will help homeowners and business owners convert to solar power, with no money down and savings from day one! 

Golden Gate Power, a stable and fast growing solar company based in San Francisco and serving both residential and commercial customers all over Northern California is looking for both experienced solar salespersons and solar sales trainees. 

BUT...It all starts with a sale

Experienced solar sales people will begin following up company leads and building a comprehensive marketing plan and perhaps even leading a team of your own.  

  • More than 36 Gigawatts, that's 36,000,000,000 watts of solar power have been installed in the US
  • More than 209,000 American work in solar
  • A solar system is installed every 84 seconds