My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Repower by Solar Universe
Residential solar sales and installation

Repower by Solar Universe
Residential solar sales and installation

About
Founded

2008

Franchising Since

2008 (10 Years)

Corporate Address

580 2nd St.
Oakland, CA 94607

CEO

Mahesh Mansukhani

Parent Company

Solar Universe

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$96,800 - $188,000

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000 - $300,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

60 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Bio
In 2008, Quiznos franchisee Joe Bono sold his sandwich shops and started Solar Universe, a solar panel installation franchise headquartered in Livermore, California. Franchisees help residential and commercial clients understand and navigate state and federal rebates and tax credits, as well as utility company regulations, before installing solar panels.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $96,800 High - $188,000
Units
+5,500.0%+55 UNITS (1 Year) +19.6%+9 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
Learn More

Franchise Articles

More Women Are Entering Franchising -- and It's Changing the Industry

Women are buying franchises at a rate far faster than men. Now the industry is asking itself: Why?

To Compete Against Other Salons, Sports Clips Made It Easier for Franchisees to Run Their Businesses

It upgraded the point-of-sale systems at all 1,750 locations and introduced online check-in, a service popular with competitors.

The 7 Cheapest Franchises on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List

Seven inexpensive franchises you can buy for less than $5,000.

How Hardee's Shed Its Bikini-Centric Ad Strategy, and Cleverly Grew Up

The franchise is repositioning itself as forward-thinking.

Choosing a Hot Franchise May Leave You Cold

Ask yourself these diagnostic questions to find the franchise business that fits you best.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: October 6th, 2017