Zelya Energy

With our experience in financial valuation and business plan development for the development and acquisition of solar power plants and photovoltaic projects, we have developed methods and tools for evaluation and modeling specific to this sector.

Business plan and financial models for evaluating photovoltaic power plants

Our experts, specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), project finance, and private equity, assist you with:

  • Accurate evaluation of the generated cash flows: electricity purchase tariffs and market prices, connection costs to the electricity network, local taxation, etc. ;
  • Financial modeling and determination of investment profitability (base scenario, WACC) ;
  • Discussion of the terms of funding your acquisition (debt, equity; investment conditions).

Our services and assistance have been designed to provide expert and tailored support to all stakeholders involved in project transactions, parks or photovoltaic portfolios.

Business plan and financial models for evaluating photovoltaic power plants

Our Support

Review and verification of your business plan and your financial projections (base case)

Analysis of economic profitability and financial viability of projects and solar power plants

Development of a complete financial model and estimation of the MW sale price in project and operation

Support in defining the financial terms of acquisition or disposal

Opex O&M and Capex cost assumptions of a photovoltaic financial model

Support Plan and Contents

Step 1 - Assistance in defining financial model assumptions

This step first involves collecting and evaluating the coherence and uncertainty of the technical and economic assumptions of the business plan, simulating or generating them from ratios observed in the French photovoltaic market for similar projects, based on regulatory analysis and Zelya Energy's expertise.

Step 2 - Determining a value range for the asset or target company

This step involves proposing a value range for the photovoltaic park depending on its age and the used technology.

Step 3 – Analysis and Recommendations

Finally, we will carry out a critical analysis of the obtained valuation results, comparing them to the transaction amounts observed on similar photovoltaic projects and parks. At what prices are photovoltaic power plants sold, at the time of the analysis, with similar configurations, technologies, or solar resources?


Zelya Energy provides a report summarizing the assumptions and results of the financial model, as well as the different value ranges obtained

Related services

The realization of the financial model may be based on the results:

of the technical due diligence, performance study, risk of failure, and study of possibilities for power output increase concerning the production

of regulatory due diligence 

of the simulation of electricity sale tariffs

of the analysis of O&M contracts and insurance policies