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Ryan Wagg

Ryan has been part of the solar industry since 2014 focusing on the lead generation business. Being the point of contact for hundreds of solar installation companies, Ryan brought the best feedback to understand how to always move the software forward. If you get the chance to be on the phone with him, you can probably ask any sport stat and he’ll come up with the answer right away. And we do mean, any sport.
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4 tips your solar competitors don't want you to know

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Feb 23, 2017 3:03:54 PM

Solar panel sales are a competitive field. In order to get ahead of the solar competitors, a solar installer must focus on the needs of the client to close the sales. As with numerous marketing strategies a solar installer must know when to share valuable sales techniques. Every solar installer will have an individual approach in finalizing the sale.

Many solar installers want to keep different aspects to solar panel sales a secret from other solar competitors to provide a maximum sales growth in a given area. For example, a solar installer will keep a potential sales area private. By not allowing solar competitors to know about the potential sales area, a solar installer may view an increase in sales.

Along with keeping a potential sales area private, a strategic solar installer will not share the type of promos or incentives he uses to close his deals. Every solar installer needs a way to make the final sales pitch to the potential client. Providing a one of a kind rebate is the perfect way to finalize the sale.

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Topics: Solar Sales

Why Using a Solar Software is Key to Your Business?

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Feb 9, 2017 6:40:00 AM

All over the United States, solar installations are going up on rooftops at a record pace. As costs come down and the technology keeps getting better and better, it's no surprise that families all over the country are turning to an alternative energy source. Another reason for the boom is not only the hardware that can provide your home with green energy, but the solar software technology available to installers.

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Topics: Business growth

How To Beat Your Competition Using A Solar Quote Software?

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Jan 12, 2017 1:10:32 PM

Selling solar panel systems is competitive work. Using a highly reliable solar quote software is one of the best ways to face competitors in the field. In today’s advanced technological world, a quality software platform can run across multiple devices, including office computer, laptop, tablet and mobile phones. Due to the efficiency and ease of use, the solar quoting software will aid the solar installer in finalizing the sale.

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Topics: Solar Proposal

12 Ways to Facilitate a Solar Installation

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Jan 5, 2017 12:32:50 PM

The ways to facilitate a solar installation requires preparation. The first aspect to consider in facilitating a solar installation is the knowledge base. A solar installer must use reliable resource tools to produce instant selling points to the potential customer. If a customer needs to wait for information, the chance of completing the sale decreases.

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Topics: Solar Installation

What Will Renewable Energy Business Be Like in 10 Years?

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Dec 20, 2016 1:15:00 PM

If recent predictions are to be believed, there's an exciting future out there for renewable energy. After almost a decade of underestimating the growth trend of sustainable energy sources like solar, it would seem like the renewable energy business is due for a boom in the coming decade.

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Topics: Business growth, Solar market, renewable energy business

4 Features Your Solar Design Software Should Have

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Dec 15, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Modern technology allows for a solar installer to access solar design software to aid in the selling of solar panels out in the community. Vital features of solar design software allows a solar installer the option to work at home, in the office or on the road. Additionally, the best part of multiple device accessibility is the ability to log on anywhere at any time of day. Laptops, tablets, mobile phones and desktop computers become valuable resource tools for meeting with potential clients. Along with different devices, the right type of solar design software is a necessary resource tool for completing the sale of solar panels.

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Topics: Solar Tool

5 Alternatives to Solar Advertising

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Nov 24, 2016 3:35:05 PM

Attracting the right customers to purchase products is the foundation for a successful business. Creating a solar advertising strategy is crucial for potential sales.The solar advertising strategy does not need a large budget to implement. Using different types of solar advertising alternatives can help in creating an effective campaign. Every business owner understands sales create profits. Finding potential buyers requires the right combination of advertising strategies and reputation of the quality of solar system product.

Solar advertising plans can cover a variety of areas to reach potential buyers. Researching and planning are the best way to begin any type of advertising campaign. Without proper preparation, any type of advertising campaign could cost a solar installer business time, money and loss of potential sales.

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Topics: Business growth, Solar market

5 Powerful Tactics to Close More Residential Solar Leads

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Nov 1, 2016 3:22:38 PM


Despite the high demand of solar panels and the significant growth of the solar panel market, installation companies still need to find creative ways to get more residential solar leads. In addition, the competition is very strong and it is not changing any time soon. As an installer, you will need to try hard to get more clients, but in an effective way.

Closing a sale for solar panels based on leads is not so different than a normal sale. Certainly, the buying process is much longer and requires a considerable investment. However, there are several simple tactics to turn those leads into customers.

In this article you will find 5 very simple and effective tactics to close more sales with your residential solar leads.

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The 5 Top Selling Points that Improve Solar Sales

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Oct 6, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Solar energy has been around for decades, but this technology has not yet reached its golden age. Converting into electricity, this indefinite renewable energy source harnesses light and heat from the sun, which means almost zero environmental impact, which should be enough to encourage its mass use. Unfortunately, many individuals hold numerous misconceptions about solar energy and the use of solar panels.

As you have probably experienced it yourself, the misconceptions surrounding solar energy usage are a real challenge for the industry. Increasing solar sales requires education of the potential buyer. Indeed, simplifying the technology for the average citizen helps to build a better understanding of the product. Once someone grasps its true value, the odds of adopting it greatly increase.

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Topics: Solar Sales

5 Pro Tips to Grow Your Solar Business

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Sep 27, 2016 6:30:00 AM


While the solar industry is growing and enjoys a positive opinion from the public, operating a solar installation or distribution business has the same pitfalls as other businesses. In order to ensure they achieve their goals, successful business owners must start by setting milestones and expectations for each aspect of their company. As time goes by, a great initial planning and the ability to adapt to new trends quickly ultimately leads to a successful venture. Implementing the same principles and guidelines during a growth phase will also help to provide optimal results.

In short, like any type of business, trying to grow your solar business by neglecting the planning step could result in loss of revenue, valuable resources and potential customers. The following article will help you make an effective planning in order to operate a thriving solar business.

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Topics: Business growth

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