Residential Solar Project Developer

Bloomington, Illinois

Residential Solar Project Developer Job Description

Salary Range: $50,000-$100,000
Education: Bachelors Preferred/Experience
Preferred 5+ years

StraightUp Solar is seeking a solar sales representative to generate sales of residential solar electric systems. A primary responsibility will be performing sales on sites and appointments at homes from pre-qualified leads. The position is based out of our Central Illinois office in Bloomington. Please send resume and cover letter to


About StraightUp Solar:

StraightUp Solar is Missouri’s longest-running and largest solar installer. St Louis-founded and owned, we are a fully-licensed and insured electrical contractor, a BBB A+ business, and B-Corps Certified. We are a turn-key solar PV design & installation firm with 4 in-house installation crews. Our 80 employees in Missouri and Illinois are dedicated exclusively to PV design, installation, operations, and maintenance.

StraightUp Solar has installed more than 1700 solar projects at businesses, homes, schools, farms, churches and government buildings throughout Missouri and Illinois and has offices in St. Louis, MO and Bloomington, IL. Our team of 80 includes 35 NABCEP Certified and Associate-level credential solar professionals.


What we offer:

  • Competitive base salary and commission structure
  • 3% Employer Matching 401(k)/100% vested
  • Monthly medical insurance stipend for employee
  • Paid Life Insurance $50,000
  • Additional voluntary insurance includes: Dental, Vision, Short and Long
  • Term Disability, Accident and Critical Illness, Life and Legal.
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Holidays, and Bereavement


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Sales of residential solar electric systems
  • Finalizing and signing contracts at clients’ homes with an emphasis on being a successful first-meeting closer when appropriate
  • Utilizing online tools and conducting preliminary site evaluations to develop an initial system design.
  • Analysis of customer’s current and projected electrical usage and financial return on investment
  • Attending outreach events to discuss solar with potential leads



  • At least 2-3 years in sales with a proven track record required
  • Background in solar, other clean technologies, roofing, or construction, preferred
  • Ability to calculate key financial metrics
  • Consistently achieve sales quota
  • Competency of the use of Gmail, Word, Excel, and CRM
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver a high level of customer service
  • Must be able to work weekends on occasion
  • Must be very organized, self-motivated, and able to meet aggressive timelines
  • Develop and maintain a strong referral network of satisfied customers that refer friends and family to StraightUp Solar
  • Candidate must reside (commuting distance) to the Bloomington-Normal area


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift to 15 pounds at times.


StraightUp Solar Culture:

StraightUp Solar is a values-based B-Corp company committed to a cleaner, safer, and more secure energy future – one solar panel at a time. We provide a supportive team environment which allows everyone the opportunity to collaborate on ideas to improve the company.

StraightUp Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, women, persons of color, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. Difference makes us better. StraightUp Solar has 6 core values (CLEARE) that guide the company and team members.



  • Community First
  • Lead the Solar Tribe
  • Educate the Solar Lesson
  • Advocate Always
  • Respect Each Other and the Environment
  • Excellence In All We Do