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A SolarTek franchise empowers you to sell one of modern life’s necessities.
Energy in the form of electricity is an integral part of our lives. We rely upon electricity for virtually everything, from computers and mobile phones to lighting, cooking, A/C and life-saving hospital equipment. Electricity is a necessity, but it is a necessity that is costing US homeowners and businesses more every year. This trend is expected to accelerate, leading to substantially increased electricity prices and even the possible risk to energy security. What better market to enter than one which you will provide products that supply customers with something everyone needs? The means to generate their own electricity - forever. This is the market opportunity that a SolarTek franchise enables you to address with confidence.
Huge market potential . . .
The average cost of electricity in the USA has been steadily increasing for the past 25 years and is forecast to rise annually in the future. In 2010, less than 1% of US electricity was generated by solar panels, compared to 10% and growing in Germany. If the US moves in the same direction as Germany and 10% of homeowners install an electricity generating solar system, this will create a market worth up to $200 billion in the years ahead.
Over the last 20 years, demand for solar electric systems has grown by an average of 30% per annum. In 2011 alone, the market grew 109%, despite the worst recession since the 1930’s.
Demand from home and business owners for solar electric systems is growing due to a gradual realization that utility bills will likely continue to rise year-on-year. Incentives such as the Federal Tax Credit and other local subsidy programs are making solar systems even more attractive. This presents a major untapped market opportunity to those with the right knowledge and product offering.
The unique SolarTek franchise is a complete system designed to enable you to enter the lucrative electricity generating solar panel market with confidence.
- EXCLUSIVE TERRITORY Every franchise has its own exclusive territory within which they have the sole rights to market and sell our systems.
- EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT RANGE Our systems are unique and only available to our franchisees.
- COMPREHENSIVE MARKETING PROGRAMS Every franchisee is provided with our comprehensive Franchise Support Program – this includes the provision of high-quality marketing literature, marketing guidance, web site, toll free inquiry number and lead handling.
- NO INSTALLATION WORK You will not be installing the systems you sell. Installations are undertaken by locally-based, trained and certified approved installers.
- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT You are allocated a dedicated Franchise Development Manager who will work with you to build your business.
- LOW OVERHEAD No purchases or handling of inventory. No store front. Easily operated from home, on the move or as an add on to another business.
- FULL TRAINING Full training for owners, sales persons and your designated local installation partners.
Steps to owning a SolarTek Systems USA franchise:
Request a SolarTek Systems USA franchise information package
Simply call or complete our Information Request Form to receive additional information. A franchise information package will be sent and a SolarTek Systems USA Franchise representative will be in touch with you within one business day.
- Initial contact
During our initial contact, we will discuss the SolarTek Systems USA opportunity and cover a few key topics, including your motivation, business background and territory of interest. We will be happy to address any questions you may have regarding the franchise. If you wish to take additional steps you will be asked to complete a Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreement (NDA) and complete our Franchise Application form.
- Return your signed NDA and Application form
Returning these documents indicates that you are serious about the opportunity and provides us a clear picture of your financial and managerial plans. The NDA ensures the protection of our Franchisees and enables us to freely exchange sensitive commercial information. The Franchise Application form provides us with important information that will help us through the evaluation phase.
- Receive the SolarTek Franchise Executive Summary
This provides detailed information on the SolarTek Franchise opportunity. At this stage you may also request our FDD document at any time.
- Receive Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
The FDD further defines the relationship between us - the Franchisor and you - the Franchisee. It contains all of the legal responsibilities involved in owning a SolarTek Systems USA franchise. You will be required to sign a receipt for the FDD before moving forward.
- FDD follow-up
Franchise law requires a 14 day "cooling off" period after the official receipt of the FDD. During this time, you should review the FDD with your attorney or business partner. Your SolarTek Systems USA representative will schedule a time to go over any questions that you may have.
- Discovery Day!
Your Discovery Day should begin after your receipt of the Disclosure Documents. Discovery Days are held at our home office in Tampa, Florida and are an opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes tour of our daily operation, meet the family, and get a better feel for the team you will be joining.
- Signing the Agreement
Once we have jointly decided to proceed the final detailed agreement documentation will be issued for final review and signature.
- Schedule your training
Franchise training is conducted at our Tampa, Florida offices and includes both the operational and sales training required to run a successful business.
- Begin marketing and selling SolarTek Systems!
Call if you are interested in becoming a
Franchisee (813) 793-4922.
Question: Do I need a warehouse or brick and mortar facility?
Answer: No. A SolarTek franchise can be successfully operated from a home office. You will not be required to handle, store, or finance any inventory.
Question: I don’t have any electrical or mechanical experience; can I still own a franchise?
Answer: Absolutely. We will provide all the training you need. All installations are completed by local trained and certified installers under your supervision.
Question: Can I select the franchise territory that I want?
Answer: Yes, provided it is available. SolarTek Systems USA is expanding rapidly and territiories are on a first come first served basis.
Question: How long until my franchise is up and running?
Answer: Much of this depends on you but we anticipate 3-4 months from signing the agreement to when you begin marketing and selling in your territory
Question: Will I require any special license or certification?
Answer: No. Our training will provide everything you need to operate a successful SolarTek franchise