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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 before 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 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) containing all the project details and financials you will need to build a financial model and analyze the return to investors.

Renewable Energy Learning 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 project’s profitability.

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.

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.

Renewable Energy - Solar Financial Modeling

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Level 5

Approx 6.5h to complete

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What you'll learn

Lesson
Multimedia
Exams
Files
Financial Model – Layout and Structure
Qualified Assessment

This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification
Renewable Energy – Solar Financial Modeling is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification, which includes 54 courses.
  • Skills Learned Financial modeling and valuation, sensitivity analysis, strategy
  • Career Prep Investment banking and equity research, FP&A, corporate development

Learner Reviews

Fantastic
Very good course, however more details on Financing assumptions sections could have helped students equip with more knowledge.

Harikishan Mandalapu

Insightful!
I found this financial modeling course to be both fun and unique. I have not been familiar with the construct of solar energy financial modeling and after completing it there were sufficient learning experiences. Understanding the development timeline of a solar project was straight forward. It was also a helpful refresher to practice advanced financial modeling. Thank you CFI and Antoine for putting this together in the program.

Gurdeep Singh Jassal

Questions regarding the model
hi i have almost finished this model but there is one place that i dont quite understand - G101, when you calculate the principal amount if 85% Capex caps the Debt raised, why are we using the ratio of that / min of P50 or P99? Would be great if you could answer me! thanks, Rita

Rita ZHOU

Renewable Energy - Solar Financial Modeling
The course is essential for my business. However, I found that the instructor although highly qualified technically speaks too fast, sometimes he says one thing and does a different thing on the screen. In addition, there are errors of description in the templates. These glitches caused lots of pain and time. I am satisfied with the certification program, however, I recommend a review of the material and speed in which is given. Used the e-commerce course as a benchmark. The course is taught at the right speed, material well documented etc. I would be glad to speak to the instructor for further suggestions.

Luis Arroyo

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What are the requirements to take the courses?
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How are the exams conducted?
Students are required to complete an online assessment (Multiple choice questions, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need. Students are also required to complete the FMVA® final exam to earn their certification. How to Take a Qualified Assessment
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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 to help delve even deeper into the course concepts, please look into our free career resources library.
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