The solar experts at Sun Badger Solar are the best in the biz. Some might say we’re biased, but we know it’s true! We have the most incredible group of blazing smart, fiery passionate and intensely dedicated folks that are committed to not only making sure our customers are educated, informed and excited about their decision to go solar, but also to advancing the renewable energy industry and creating a more sustainable environment.
Each employee is a unique ray of sunshine, and we want you to get to know all of them in a new series, “Meet the Badgers.” First up is Noah Rothschild, a Senior Energy Consultant working in the Chicago, Illinois area. Read on to learn more about Noah.
Tell us about your position. What is a “Day in the Life” like for you?
I teach people about solar as much as I can, all day every day. I like to do this using the math of kilowatts DC and AC and kilowatt hours on our utility bills. Whether or not a customer is comfortable with numbers I strive to make it easily accessible and digestible, so that they can go and explain how solar works to their spouse, or neighbor, anyone interested.
Where did you work prior to joining Sun Badger Solar?
I spent a decade and a half in the design and digital marketing space.
What first drew you to working with Sun Badger Solar?
I was sick of buzzword bingo and corporate claptrap and wanted to make a positive mark on the world, and lasting impact in my career.
What has been your favorite project or one that gave you the most pride?
At the risk of being corny, each of them in a little way. Every new customer has a story and their home is a big deal to them. It’s not like I’m selling widgets where everyone gets the same thing. Every home is different, and every homeowner has different energy needs. What we offer isn’t just a product, it’s a professionally engineered and installed service, bespoke and custom to your home and your electric bill.
What has surprised you most about working at Sun Badger Solar?
I enjoy meeting the wide variety of homeowners and businesspeople every day, all over Chicagoland. Chicagoland is huge and it’s people, geography, economies and terrain are as diverse as it comes. It’s remarkable and inspiring to see so many Illinoisans go solar in 2019, and this is only the beginning.
What three words would you use to describe Sun Badger Solar?
Our motto is: Education, Integrity, Value
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
When I’m not driving all over Chicagoland or talking on the phone or composing emails I enjoy cooking, watching football (Go U Northwestern! and Let’s Go Buffalo Bills!!!), biking around the North Shore in the spring and summer with my wife and 2 kids, grilling and cooking.