Solar Installation Contractor Financial Projection Template

Craft comprehensive financial projections crucial for investor presentations and loan requests using this editable Excel template. It features auto-generated 5-year financial statements, over 20 charts with essential metrics, and a video guide.

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  • 5 Year Projected Financial Statements
  • CPA Developed & Completely Customizable
  • Video Guide Included
  • Free Support & Projections Review
  • Compatible with Google Sheets

Our CPA developed roofing contractor template enables you to create professional projections based on your specific situation.

Create investor- and lender-ready projections in hours, not days.

Our CPA developed template enables you to create professional projections based on your unique assumptions.

Create investor- and lender-ready projections in hours, not days.

Built for solar installation contractors specifically  — After helping more than 50,000 businesses create projections and hundreds of different contractors and construction companies, we created this financial projection template just for solar contractors and companies that specialize in installing solar energy units residentially and commercially.

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Step 1: Purchase and download the template

After purchase, you will download an unlocked Excel file with a ready-to-use financial projection template for your business model. You can also open the file to use in Google Sheets!

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Step 2: Enter your assumptions on the input tabs

The Solar Installer Revenue Model

  • The revenue forecast model portion of the solar installer projection template will help you determine how much revenue your services and customer acquisition activity will actually generate. First, you will use the model to figure out how many customers you will be able to generate using both organic and paid methods and your ability to convert them to customers. Then, you will outline your list of service offerings between residential and commercial, cost of materials, and cost of direct labor to calculate your monthly revenue as well as your cost of goods sold. You will also be able to figure in a sales team and their commissions if you plan to have that included in your business model.
  • All revenue and COGS calculations will automatically be sent to your pro forma financial statements.

Solar Company Operating Expenses

  • The operating expenses section of the solar company projection template will help you outline all of the recurring or one-off startup expenses that you will be required to pay but will not be connected directly to the costs of providing your service like materials and labor. Operating expenses can be set as a fixed number or as a percentage of revenue if the expense will scale with your sales over time. The first 3 months of operating expenses are broken out separately to enable you to plan any start up costs if this is a new business.
  • This section will be pre-filled with some data to help you get started. All of your input expenses will be used automatically in the creation of your financial statements and determining your profitability.

Solar Contractor General Financial Assumptions

  • The general assumptions are important to kick off the projections for your solar installation company, as they will help determine many key underlying variables that will greatly impact your pro forma balance sheet. In this section you will determine items like fixed assets or large pieces of equipment you own or need to be purchased, any loans or investments, inventory, accounts receivable and more. The template will then calculate a few tricky items like amortization, depreciation, interest expense, and more automatically for you.

The Salaries And Distributions Model

  • The salaries and distributions model helps calculate monthly expenses for salaried employees, including items like employer taxes and benefits.
  • This model also helps you plan for distributions (dividends, owner draws) made to owners.

Step 3: The model is automatically updated based on your assumptions

Solar Installer Financial Summary Tab

The At-A-Glace tab shows you a financial snapshot in the form of graphs, charts, ratios, and financial summaries, all ready to be copied into a pitch deck or business plan.

Solar Company Pro Forma Financial Statements

The solar company projection template will take your custom inputs and automatically generate 6 organized pro forma statements including the annual formats of the income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet, and the month-by-month breakdowns of the same financial statements.

Lender and Investor Ready

Investors and lenders find our templates incredibly informative and simple to use. Any blue fields can be edited by anyone with access to the model in order to play with the outcomes including your stakeholders.

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Tables, charts, graphs and dashboards include:

Tables, charts, graphs and dashboards include:

  • Profit and loss at a glance table
  • Use of start-up funds graph
  • Key ratios table
  • ​​Cash generated from operating activities graph
  • ​5 years of monthly and annual income statement, cash flow and balance sheet reports
  • Profit and loss at a glance table

  • Use of start-up funds graph

  • Key ratios table

  • ​Cash generated from operating activities graph

  • Investor dashboard

  • 5 years of monthly and annual income statement, cash flow and balance sheet reports

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The ProjectionHub Team

Grace Cisna, CPA

Before joining ProjectionHub, Grace served as an auditor for a public accounting firm in Indianapolis. There, she audited start-up tech companies, major regional hospitals, public manufacturers and everything in between.

As an auditor, she gained insight to the inner workings of all kinds of business models. Grace is a CPA, has a bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and French and a Master’s of Accountancy all from the University of Iowa, where she also taught introductory accounting classes to undergraduates.

Grace loves to use her accounting expertise to serve as an advisor to her clients, helping them understand what it takes to make a business succeed.

Adam Hoeksema — Co-founder ProjectionHub

Adam is the co-founder of ProjectionHub which is a SaaS web application that helps entrepreneurs create financial projections for their business.

Since 2012, over 40,000 entrepreneurs from around the world have used ProjectionHub to help create financial projections.

Adam also serves as the Executive Director of Bankable. Bankable is a Small Business Administration (SBA) lender that makes loans from $500 to $250,000 to Indiana small businesses that are unable to secure financing from a traditional bank.

Adam has managed the loan program since loan #1 in 2010. Since 2010, Bankable has closed over 1,200 loans totaling over $38,000,000. Adam is an entrepreneur at heart and loves working with entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are solar installation businesses profitable?

A solar installation company might expect gross margins (the difference between revenue and cost of goods sold, as a percentage of revenue) in the range of 20% to 40%. Net profit margins (which take all operating expenses, taxes, and interest into account) would generally be lower, perhaps in the range of 5% to 10%. However, it's worth mentioning again that these figures can vary widely based on a variety of factors including geographic location, scale of operations, operational efficiency, and more.

How do solar installation companies make money?

Solar installation companies primarily make money by selling and installing solar panel systems. They source solar panels, inverters, and other necessary equipment from manufacturers, then mark up these products for sale to end customers. The installation process itself is also a significant source of revenue. In addition, some companies offer ongoing maintenance and repair services for a recurring fee. Companies may also benefit from various government incentives for renewable energy.

How do I start a solar rooftop business?

Starting a solar rooftop business involves several key steps:

  • Business Plan: Begin by developing a comprehensive business plan outlining your target market, marketing strategy, the services you plan to offer, and financial projections.
  • Legal Setup: Choose a business structure (such as an LLC, Corporation, etc.), register your business, and obtain necessary licenses and permits. Regulations can vary, so be sure to check with your local and state authorities.
  • Training and Certification: Gain a deep understanding of solar panel installation. Many successful business owners obtain certification from organizations like the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
  • Suppliers: Establish relationships with reliable solar equipment suppliers.
  • Team: Assemble a team of skilled professionals who can handle the installation process.
  • Marketing: Create a strong online presence and use various marketing strategies to reach potential customers.

Is starting a solar panel business worth it?

Starting a solar panel business can be worth it, considering the growing interest in renewable energy and government incentives. However, the answer to this question will vary based on your local market demand, competition, your business plan, and your ability to execute it. As with any business, it's important to do your research and understand the costs, potential returns, and risks involved.