In OpenSolar you can customize your pricing for a project using price adders and/or discounts. You can also enter a price manually if one of the pricing schemes does not apply to your particular project.
The following calculation methods are available for you to set/customize as pricing schemes for any of your projects. Admins on an account can create the pricing schemes.
- Price per watt
- Price per watt by size
- Markup percentage
Pro Tip: You can use one of your default pricing schemes and include customized project costs (e.g. adders/discounts) to arrive at a new overall price for the customer.
How to Customize a Price Adder or Discount
In Design > Pricing, find Adders & Discounts
After clicking the button, you can choose to include this from your library (pre-built by an admin on the account) or manually create this. Make sure to use a negative sign “-” if you are applying a price discount.
When you manually include the adder or discount, you can fill in the following fields:
How to Manually Enter a Price
You also can enter a price manually if you don't want to use a pre-built scheme.
In the left toolbar under Pricing, select "Enter Price Manually". Then you will include the system price.
Note that you can still include adders and discounts that will adjust this system's price.
Non-solar amount included
If there is an incentive that is calculated off the price of the project (like the US Federal ITC), but the incentive does not actually apply to the entire price of the project, you can make adjustments under Pricing > Non-solar amount included.
Include the amount that should not be calculated into the incentive.
Example: If the price of the system is $100,000 but the US Federal ITC applies only to $80,000 (because $20,000 is a non-solar adder), you would include the $20,000 in non-solar amount included.