Tagged: solar

SunFunder Launches 2nd Solar Empowerment Fund

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Since launching in 2012, SunFunder has sought to address the needs of off-grid communities by providing finance for solar energy.  SunFunder wants to “unlock the solar revolution” in emerging markets something that benefits both the community that receives financing and the rest of the world since it shifts energy from fossil fuels to renewable energy…. Read More

Mosaic Places Launched to Take the United States Solar. Everywhere

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Solar Crowdfunding Platform Mosaic Creates Platform for Groups to Nominate Locations for Solar Energy. Renewable energy crowdfunding platform Mosaic that funds solar projects,  has launched Mosaic Places, a technology platform they hope will quickly and efficiently propel solar energy across the United States. Mosaic Places facilitates communities to nominate community centers, schools, libraries, places of worship and local businesses to… Read More

Solar Crowdfunding Platform SunFunder Join’s Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid

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The US Government, under the aegis of the Obama administration, has formally launched Power Africa to increase energy access to those in need in sub-Saharan Africa.  SunFunder is one of the founding partners of the initiative and joins an august group that includes another solar crowdfunding platform Mosaic. Over an initial five year period, Beyond the Grid… Read More

Powering the Solar Home Revolution: Mosaic Loans Gain Traction

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Innovative solar crowdfunding platform Mosaic has been at the forefront of raising capital to finance solar energy projects.  Launched back in 2010, the peer to peer platform quickly caught the attention of many homeowners and developers interested in the possibilities of installing solar energy systems; saving money and making an energy statement simultaneously.  As the cost… Read More

Solar Roadways Crushes $1 Million Crowdfunding Goal

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With only four days left in its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the Solar Roadways project has crushed its $1 million goal, standing at over $1.4 million from more than 34,000 backers today. The fascinating project is looking to replace the U.S.’s concrete and asphalt roads with solar panels. This is a promising way to produce… Read More

SunFunder Closes Funding Round Led by Khosla Impact

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Khosla Impact, the personal investment vehicle of Vinod Khosla a founder of Sun Microsystems, has led an A round investment for SunFunder – a solar “impact investing” platform.  Khosla is a fund that seeks to invest in market based solutions for poverty and global development.  SunFunder has targeted off grid communities in the third world… Read More

SunFunder Hits 1000 Investor Milestone

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SunFunder, the solar crowdfunding platform for impact investing, has announced a new milestone as they  now have 1000 investors from 41 countries participating on their platform.  Over the pas 22 months, SunFunder has captured $214,000 from non-accredited investors and 9 accredited investors who have added $450,000 to the amount via the Solar Empowerment Fund. SunFunder… Read More

Mosaic: Fighting Climate Change with Solar (Infographic)

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Solar crowdfunding platform Mosaic has created an infographic on fighting climate change.  The below graphic sets a path to how you reduce dependency on our beloved fossil fuels and shift to renewables. Mosaic is in the business of financing solar projects.  They are allow individuals to invest in solar projects while capturing a decent rate… Read More

CrowdSun Launches Site For Solar Energy Investing

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As the crowdfunding craze catches on for thousands of companies, a new solar funding, CrowdSun.com, is now making solar energy investing easier than ever. CrowdSun is a crowdfunding site that is specifically geared towards investment-grade solar projects. The help solar project developers/owners gain critical access to funding. They also bring high-quality solar project directly to investors. The… Read More

Mosaic Touts Solar Investing on Earth Day

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Mosaic, the leading solar investment crowdfunding platform, shared some interesting insight in their business this past week.  In an Earth Day missive, Mosaic co-founder and CEO Billy Parish, commented on the progress they have made in the advocacy and advancement of renewable energy; Between October 2013 and March 2014, 80% of the new electricity installed… Read More

Brief: SunFunder Has 5th Fully Repaid Project

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SunFunder, a solar crowdfunding business based in San Francisco & Tanzania, is dedicated to financing emerging market solar energy.  The platform connects social investors to solar projects that improve the lives of low income communities in developing countries around the world.  Their first projects have been in Africa and more recently they announced projects in… Read More

SunFunder Expands into India

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SunFunder, a crowdfunding platform that allows social investors to finance high impact solar projects in off-grid communities has announced their first project in India.  Previously all of their projects had taken place in Africa. In India alone 400 million people live without access to electricity.  This is equivalent to half of Asia’s total off grid… Read More

Mosaic, RGS Energy Partner to Offer Mosaic Home Solar Loan

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New Product Allows Crowd to Help Fund Solar for Homeowners. RGS Energy, a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, and Mosaic, the first company to offer crowdfunding investments online in solar projects, have partnered to launch the Mosaic Home Solar Loan. The new loan program represents a very… Read More

Mosaic Offers Connecticut Homeowners Crowdfunding-Powered Solar Loans

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Mosaic has teamed with The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and Sungage Financial in a $5 million deal to offer homeowners crowdsourced loans for solar installations. This partnership is creating an entirely new ecosystem for solar financing in which individuals can take part in and benefit from home solar installations. This new loan product represents… Read More

Sunfunder Offers Revolving Impact Investment

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Sunfunder, a crowdfunding platform for solar energy as an impact investment, just recently listed their 20th project.  They continue to grow and expand their offerings which are in under-developed countries in Africa.  Presently investors participate in these projects as they believe in the mission of Sunfunder but the site does hope to offer financial returns… Read More

Sunfunder Looks to Grow Solar Partners

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SunFunder, a crowdlending platform that connects investors with affordable solar technology projects in off-grid communities around the world is looking to add more solar partners in 2014. To date the crowdfunding platform has  partnered with 8 solar companies that have operations in the Philippines, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.  These partners include: Hybrid Social Solutions… Read More

Geostellar Helps Homeowners Find & Finance Solar Power Solutions, Now Seeking Investors Via Return On Change

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Saying a web site is the Match.com or Airbnb of some niche has become a bit clichè, but in the case of Geostellar it is probably most apt to call it the Kayak of solar installations. Part search engine and part matchmaking service, Geostellar aims to streamline the due diligence process for homeowners interested in… Read More

Solar Forward is City of Portland’s Energy Crowdfunding Project

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The City of Portland wants solar energy and they are going to the crowd to raise the necessary funding.  After receiving grants in the amount of $100,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation’s Penstemon Fund, the city is looking to raise additional funding via contributions from area residents and businesses.  Solar Forward is Portland’s first crowdsourcing program.  The… Read More

Mosaic Wins $1 Million Top Prize for Sustainability at CES 2014

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$1 Million Powerful Answers Award from Verizon Will Be Used to Develop Mobile App & Expand Internationally for the Solar Energy Crowdfunding Platform.  Solar crowdfunding trail-blazer Mosaic had a big day today as they were anointed with the top prize for sustainability at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics show (CES).  The $1 million award from Verizon Powerful… Read More

100,000 People Have Benefited from Solar Energy via SunFunder loans.

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Solar energy crowdfunding platform SunFunder estimates that as of the end of 2013 their efforts have aided over 100,000 individuals.  Over the past 18 months Sun Funder has seen $363,000 contributed to their diverse projects.   The average from each contributor stands at $244. Sun Funder has created a crowdfunding site that allows investors to… Read More