Author: MODsolar Support

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

We have recently made some small changes in the way that we calculate the lifetime return-on-investment (ROI). Although the changes were minor, there are some situations where they can have a significant impact on the solar proposal. The calculation for ROI is defined as:  GAINS – COST —————- COST For example, suppose you purchase something…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

We have many installers, of varying types and sizes. And we know that not all installations are the same — with residential vs. commercial vs. municipal, roof mount vs. ground mount, different panel manufacturers, different roof configurations… We know that “one size fits all” is not what you want to hear. With the ModSolar Platform,…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

By default, your proposal’s template header contains information including your company name and logo, the customer’s name, address and contact information. You can change this to whatever you want by building a new template or by copying one of our built-in standard templates. Changing the Header for All Pages 1. Go to Settings. 2. Select…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

Give your proposals more detail by adding a cover page. You can display anything like your company logo, images about solar installation or your sales representative’s information. To create a cover page, you need first to know how to personalize a proposal template. Here are the steps on how to create a cover page: 1….

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

When creating multiple proposals for the same prospect, you might find that you’re accumulating multiple proposals per lead. For example, you might want to generate different proposals to illustrate the use of a different panel or a different system size / layout, or a different payment method (cash vs. financing). All of the proposals are…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

Sometimes, you’ll have a need to create multiple proposals for a lead. Perhaps you’re presenting different options for solar module arrays, different financing options, etc. Although you have always been able to easily type a name for each proposal, one installer suggested that it would be more convenient if he could easily tag one of…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

A topic that we often get questions about is regarding our Incentive Calculations. So, here’s a quick review of the options for this area of the Platform. Your System Administrator can apply these changes for you if you do not have admin access to the Platform. Where can I find the Incentive Calculations? Go to…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

You may have various extra charges, or “adders” that need to be spelled out in your proposals. To add them, go to the Determine Cost page. Type in the label and its corresponding value. Adders that you use regularly can be added to your system so that they are available for every proposal. Check the…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

MODsolar has added 3 easy-to-use loan calculations to the MODsolar Platform. Each of these can be easily added to your account (by your own Administrator) with just a couple of clicks, and then they’ll be available at the Determine Cost / Financing stage of proposal generation. The new loan types were created based on requests that…

September 28, 2018 MODsolar Support

To help you produce proposals for PV systems, we’ve created several new MACRS incentives in the ModSolar Platform. These new incentives calculate the depreciation savings for years 1 through 6 (after the installation), using the standard MACRS depreciation formulas, for your customer’s appropriate tax rate, but with no year 1 bonus deduction. You’ll notice 4…