Sample Business Plan | Solar Panel Installation

Solar Panel Installation
Sample Business Plan

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Appendix 3

Solar Companies in Illinois

 

Manufacturers

APT Solar Division · Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC · GNB Technologies (part of Exide

Corporation) · Ivensys Appliance Controls · Midway Labs · Outdoor Thermal Solutions · Phillips Lighting –

Business Group Lighting Electronics · Reis Robotics USA, Inc. · Solargenix Energy · Solar-Gold · Spire

Solar Chicago · Sun Ovens International Inc. · SunWize Technologies, LLC · Wynne D. City Power, Inc.

 

Installers, Distributors, and Project Developers

Advanced Energy Solutions · Aerotecture International, Inc.· Alternative Energy Solutions · Altraenergy ·

American Renewable Energy · Ani-Renewable Energy · Atlas Material · Becker EcoDesign · Brighter

Concepts Ltd. · Conkorde Aircraft Services, Inc. · Dave Merrill Installers · Davis Caves Construction Inc. ·

Divane Brothers Electric Co. · Draiman Industries Corp. · DSM Enterprises, Inc. · EcoLogical Products

Company, Inc. · Eco Z Energy, Inc. · Emergency 24, Inc. · Energy 2 Install Corp. · Environ Inc. · Global

Energy Designs, Inc. · Green Energy Tech, LLC · Harmony Home Inspectors · Home Patron, Inc. ·

Homestead Specialties · Houseworks-Solatube, Inc.· Howard Alan Architects · IBEW / NECA Technical

Institute · Illinois Solar Products, Inc. · Interplex Solar Inc · John Haeme · JosephsVisions Technologies,

Inc. · Mainstay Energy · Marshall, Gerstein & Borun · Mediterranean Motors Corp. · Michael Stavy

Consulting · Mid America Advance Power Solutions · Midstate Renewable Energy Services · Midwest

Sustainable Energy Contractors, Inc.· Nekolux · Nippon Electric Glass America Inc · Oculus Architecture ·

Patrick Technologies · Plow Creek Builders · Renewable Energy of Illinois · Rockett Construction Co. ·

Rockford Solar Systems · S.N. Peck, Builder, Inc. · Solar Designer Solar Hot Water & Photovoltaic Panels

· Solar Light Inc · Solar Service · Solar Solutions Ltd · Solara Systems, Inc. · SolarUS, Inc. · Solergy

Alternative Energy Solutions · Stirling Crow · SunAir Systems · SunWize Technologies, Inc. · Superna

Energy, LLC · The Natural Gas Co. · Think Green Financial · Thomas A. Gentry Assoc. · Thomas Solar

Works · Webfoot Leisure.com · William Lyons · Windy City Solar & Wind Power · World Quality Solar

Service

 

Organizations

Energy Environment Inc. · Facilities Research · Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association · Illinois

Renewable Energy Association · Illinois Solar Energy Association · Underwriters Laboratories

 

Appendix 4

Pricing available through Advanced Solar Solutions for the Sunwize systems are as follows:

85 watt / $542

90 watt/ $575

100 watt/ $645

115 watt/ $740

120 watt/ $772

Therefore SI Co would charge the following for solar panel and installation:

85 watt/ $765

90 watt/ $810

100 watt/ $900

115 watt/ $1035

120 watt/ $1080

Watts

Cost to  SI Co

SI Co  Price to consumer ( watt x $9.00)

Gross profit

 

85

$542

$765

$223

 

90

$575

$810

$235

 

100

$645

$900

$255

 

115

$740

$1035

$295

 

120

$772

$1080

$308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information by Advanced Solar Solutions (www.advancedenergysolution.com)

Unless otherwise specified, shipping, handling, and insurance charges in the continental U.S. are estimated to be around 5% of the order but are based on where its being shipped to and the weight of what is being shipped.

  

Appendix 5

Breakdown of Promotional and Advertising Costs

Project

Description

 Total Cost per year

Website from Gap Tech Solutions

2 main pages, 4 sub pages, 2 email addresses, event calendar, contact page, 1 custom component, first year web hosting

$329.00 ( $180 per year for hosting after year one)

Hometown phonebook ad

1 inch ad in Edwardsville book

1 inch ad in Troy/Highland book

$400.00

 

$200.00

Business cards

1000

$125.00

Brochures

1000 One page, tri folded

$125.00

Yard signs

4 each @ $35 each through Sign Magic

$140.00

Magnetic signage

4 each ( 2 per truck, 2 trucks)@ $100 each through Sign Magic

$400.00

Total Cost

 

$1719.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 6

Supplier Information

Purchase of solar panels

Advanced Energy Solutions

(Mailing Address)

192 Gates Road

Pomona, Illinois 62975-2506

Within the USA to order call 1-800-229-0453

Technical Questions or International customers call 1-618-893-1717

All e-mail correspondence can be sent to: info@AdvancedEnergySolution.com

All sales correspondence please e-mail: biz@AdvancedEnergySolution.com

For technical questions please e-mail: tech@AdvancedEnergySolution.com

 

 Website set-up

Gap Tech Solutions

(Mailing Address)

6421 Hampton Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63109-3610

 

For set-up contact: Natasha Rillenge at 1-877-785-8728 ext. 107

Personal Tech Support is available Mon. – Fri. at 1-877-785-8728 ext.110

After hours support available by e-mail: support@takecontrolofyoursite.com

 

Listing in phone book

Hometown Phonebook

Eagle Publications Inc.

(Mailing Address)

2 Eastport Plaza

Collinsville, Illinois 62234

 

Phone: (618) 345-5400

Fax: (618) 345-5474

Email: info@hometownphonebook.com

 

Appendix 7 

Pro Forma Income Statement SI Co Energy

 

 

2010
Projected

2011
Projected

2012
Projected

Net Sales

 $   225,000.00

 $   360,000.00

 $   540,000.00

Cost of Sales

 $   175,000.00

 $   280,000.00

 $   420,000.00

Gross Profit

 $     50,000.00

 $     80,000.00

 $   120,000.00

Operating Expense

 $     51,600.00

 $     70,100.00

 $     96,100.00

Dereciation (5 Year Straight Line)

 $     18,000.00

 $     18,000.00

 $     18,000.00

Operating Income

 $   (19,600.00)

 $     (8,100.00)

 $       5,900.00

Interest Expense

 $       5,000.00

 $       4,500.00

 $       4,000.00

Income before income taxes

 $   (24,600.00)

 $   (12,600.00)

 $       1,900.00

Income tax expense/credit

 $     (9,594.00)

 $     (4,914.00)

               -

 

Net Income

 $   (24,600.00)

 $   (12,600.00)

$1,900.00

 

            

Appendix 8 

Pro Forma Balance Sheet SI Co Energy

Cash Basis

Start

 2010 Projected

 2011
Projected

 2012
Projected

Assets

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

       10,000

       10,000

       10,000

Cash

100000

              -  

              -  

              -  

Accounts receivable

 

              -  

              -  

              -  

Total current assets

 

       10,000

       10,000

       10,000

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed Assets

 

       90,000

       90,000

       90,000

Acc. Depreciation (5 Year S/L)

 

       18,000

       36,000

       54,000

Net Fixed Assets

 

       72,000

       54,000

       36,000

Total assets

100000

    82,000

    64,000

    46,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Owners' Equity

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

              -  

              -  

              -  

Notes payable

 

              -  

              -  

              -  

Other

 

              -  

              -  

              -  

Total current liabilities

 

              -  

              -  

              -  

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term liablitlities

 

 

 

 

Long -term debt

100000

       95,000

       90,000

       85,000

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liablilities

100000

    95,000

    90,000

    85,000

Profit/Loss Plus Depreciation

 

        (6,600)

         5,400

       19,900

Owners Equity

 

        (6,400)

      (31,400)

      (58,900)

Liabilities + Owners Equity

    82,000

    64,000

    46,000 

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Corporate Partners

3M
Advocate Health Care
Allstate
Altria/Kraft Foods
American Airlines, Inc.
AT&T
Avon Products, Inc
Bank of America
Baxter Healthcare Corp.
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Cardinal Health
Caremark Rx, Inc.
Cargill, Inc.
Carlson Companies
Chase
Chicago Public Schools
Citigroup Foundation
CNA
ComEd, Exelon Company
Daimler Chrysler
Department of CMS/State of IL
Dominicks
Ernst & Young
Harris Trust and Savings Bank
Hewitt Associates LLC
Honeywell – DSES
Johnson Controls
LaSalle Bank
Major League Baseball
Manpower Professional
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Microsoft Corporation
Motorola, Inc.
Nicor Gas
Northern Trust Company
Northwestern Hospital
Northwestern University Purchasing Resource Services
OfficeMax
Peoples Energy Corporation
Pepper Construction Co.
PepsiCo Beverages & Foods
Prudential Insurance
RR Donnelley
Smurfit Stone Container Corp.
Staples
Target Corporation
United Airlines
United Parcel Service
University of Chicago
University of Chicago Hospitals & Health Systems
University of Illinois at Chicago
US Cellular
Volt Technical Resources
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Walgreens Co.
Wells Fargo Bank
Xcel Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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