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Recommended prep courses

These preparatory courses are optional, but we recommend you to complete the stated prep course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:

  1. Excel Crash Course
  2. Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  3. Business Valuation Modeling

Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling Course overview

This Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling course covers the most critical concepts in evaluating a renewable energy project. This advanced course will guide you through a case study on a solar energy project. You’ll be given a confidential information memorandum (CIM) which contains all the project details and financials that you will need to build a financial model and analyze the return to investors.

Renewable Energy Course objectives

By completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn the definition of renewable energy and important terms used in the industry.
  • Understand the development timeline and funding structure of a solar project.
  • Construct a robust financial model for a solar project based on the provided assumptions.
  • Calculate the key return metrics (NPV, IRR, credit metrics, cash flow, and payback) and capital stack to assess the profitability of the project.

Why take this Renewable Energy Course

This Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling course is built around a comprehensive solar energy case study. Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to construct an industry-specific financial model to evaluate the profitability of a renewable energy project. 

By taking this course, you’ll apply the knowledge and skills you’ve learnt throughout the FMVA® program. You’ll learn step-by-step how professionals build solar financial model from scratch.

Who should take this Renewable Energy Course

This renewable energy financial modeling course is designed for finance professionals who are looking to develop advanced financial modeling skills, or want to learn how to build a financial model for a renewable energy project.

This course counts as one of the elective requirements for CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification.

Renewable Energy - Solar Financial Modeling

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Level 5

Approx 6.5h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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What you'll learn

Lesson
Multimedia
Exams
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Financial Model – Layout and Structure

Become a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification

Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification, which includes 29 courses.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification
  • Skills learned Financial modeling and valuation, sensitivity analysis, strategy
  • Career prep Investment banking and equity research, FP&A, corporate development

Path to certification

Prerequisite courses

7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

01 Optional

Core courses

11 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

02 Required

Elective courses

11 courses at an advanced level.

03 Required

Get Certified

Submit your FMVA® checklist and order your certificate.

04 Required

Join our community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.

05 Optional

How the certification works

FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the financial analyst program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (14 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified FMVA Certification will be emailed to you.

What our students say

Great place to immerse yourself in solar modeling knowledge
I recently signed on a client who tasked me with constructing a financial model for a energy distribution (solar panels) business, and this helped me cut the learning curve and construct the model.

Diego Rafael Bermúdez Flores

Very Advance Course
This course covers many information about modeling renewable energy project, very advance for most people. Make sure to have strong basic understanding on excel modeling and valuation prior taking this course.

Hendra Rakhmawan

Great solar financial modelling course
I enjoyed learning solar financial modelling in this course. It was presented in a clear and concise manner.

Oniel Oras

It's of different kind compared to other financial modeling courses
A hard module with complex assumptions and with a new particular way of computing free cash flow, cash-on-cash, etc.

Innocent Rukundo Musabyimana

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Frequently asked questions

Can I download the Excel files and financial modeling templates for the course?
Absolutely! All the files and templates needed in a course are available for download. Just look for a module that shows Downloadable Files within the course dashboard. See here for a visual guide on how to do this.
How long do I have to complete the courses?
Depending on your enrollment type, you will either have two years, yearly, or monthly access to your courses. All the courses are self-paced as well so you can take your time in learning without worrying about any deadlines. Click here to compare our available enrollment options.
Are CFI courses officially accredited?
CFI is accredited by the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) to maintain training standards, and by the CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the USA. Most of our courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders. Please refer to this page to view all available CPE credits.
Are there any additional fees or costs?
No! The bundle price includes everything and there are no additional fees or charges to earn your digital certification. You can see our enrollment fees listed here.
What currency are your courses priced in?
All our online courses are priced in USD. We accept debit/credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), PayPal, and wire transfers for one-time course payments. If you wish to proceed with a wire transfer from your bank, please see instructions here.
How do I earn my certificates?
Students must complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 80% passing grade. For more information on how to earn a course certificate, click HERE.
Will these courses help me advance my career?
Based on hundreds of reviews from thousands of students we know how CFI courses have helped so many people advance their finance careers. Our courses are designed to be extremely practical and simulate the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst…the ultimate way to advance your career. For real-world examples and help delve even deeper into the course concepts, please look into our free career resources library.
Can I email the instructor if I have questions?
While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries. The Full Immersion bundles include a premium email support function which allows you to communicate directly with in-house experts regarding course content. This is one of the key features that sets the Full Immersion bundle apart and makes it a worthwhile upgrade over the more affordable self-study bundle. You can compare more features in our bundles here.
What is the price of the subscription?
All Access Subscription is priced for $497 per year as Self-Study plan or $897 per year as Full Immersion plan.
What is included in the subscription?
All Access Subscription includes all courses from Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification, Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification, Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® Certification, Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ Certification, Commercial Real Estate Finance Specialization and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Specialization.
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