Tagged: solar

Brief: SunFunder Has 5th Fully Repaid Project

Sunfunder's 5th  paid Project

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

Lights on in India SunFunder

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

First Day of 2014 Solar Energy Sun

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


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


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

SunFunder Billions of People

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


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

Solar Forward

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

Daniel Rosen and Billy Parish

$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.

Sun Funder Aids 100,000

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

Mosaic Celebrates One Year of Solar Crowdfunding (Infographic)

Mosaic Logo Square

Solar crowdfunding site Mosaic had a birthday yesterday (January 7) and along with the party that most certainly took place somewhere on the West Coast they provided some interesting information about their platform along with some data regarding the past 12 months. The one year old platform has gone from zero to over 2500 investors… Read More

Abundance Generation Solar Offering Returns Protect Against Inflation


One strategy to protect yourself against inflation in the future is to put your money in places where its future value is linked to inflation. It is in this context that renewable energy investments offer an attractive proposition. In the UK, renewable energy projects receive some or all of their income through Government backed schemes…. Read More

Actor Mark Ruffalo Campaigns for Mosaic #PutSolarOnIt Crowdfunding

PutSolarOnIt Mosaic Sun 2014

Academy Award nominated actor Mark Ruffalo is doing some grass-roots campaigning for Solar energy and he is partnering with Mosaic to get it done. In an emailed missive to Mosaic supporters the well known actor shared his ambition to place Solar energy at the top of his “to do list” for 2014 – and he… Read More

Mosaic President Billy Parish On Solar: “These Are Good Investments”

billy parish

Mosaic President Billy Parish appeared on Bloomberg West to talk about Mosaic’s business model and their unique approach to funding solar projects. To date, Mosaic has facilitated $5.6 million in solar projects with zero defaults and 100% on-time payments. Pretty incredible for an investment that earns between 4.5% and 7%. Your CD can’t do that…. Read More

SunFunder Offers Gift of Solar Empowerment

Give the Gift of Solar Joy at SunFunder

It appears that giving the gift of Solar is the hot gift item for this years Holiday Season.  SunFunder, which is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to lend money for solar projects in off-grid communities around the world, has created SunFunder Gifts. Their gifts feature on their crowdfunding platform that lets anyone invest in… Read More

Mosaic Spreads Solar Cheer with Holiday Gift Cards

Solar Gift Card Mosaic

Are you stumped buying a gift for that special someone?  Tired of giving gifts which are quickly forgotten – or even worse – re-gifted?  Well the team at Mosaic has a unique stocking stuffer just for you.  This Holiday Season you can give the gift of sunshine!  Yes –  finally something new under the tree!… Read More

Brief: SunFunder Garners Over 200 Funders for Rent-to-Own Solar

SunFunder Rent to Own

In their second project partnering with smallsolutions, solar energy crowdfunding platform SunFunder captured 209 crowdfunders to support a rent-to-own solar project in Uganda.  This is the first time the platform has gone past the 200 individual funders for a specific project. Social enterprise organization, smallsolutions is a social enterprise organization providing integrated renewable energy and human… Read More

Sunfunder Wants to Provide Electricity to the 1.5 Billion Without

Sameer Halai-SunFunder Kayunga Uganda 2

Seeks to Catalyze $1 Billion of Crowdfunded Investments in Solar by 2020. Over the next decade, SunFunder expects solar energy to leapfrog the electricity grid in developing countries much like innovation of mobile phones quickly surpassed landlines. The SunFunder crowdfunding platform is dedicated to financing this off-grid solar market transformation. SunFunder is connecting investors to… Read More

Fast Growing Abundance Generation Crowdfunds Energy in the United Kingdom

Abundance Generation Crowd

Launched in 2011 the mission is simple: connect communities and individuals with renewable energy projects while providing reasonable returns to investors. Abundance Generation is in the business of crowdfunding solar and wind projects where everyone benefits.  Regulated by British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the company finances clean, renewable energy projects which for different communities.  … Read More

SunFunder’s First Loan for SunnyMoney Solar Project has been Repaid

Lighting Up Schools in Chadiza SunFunder

Project loan 100% repaid in one year. As of Nov 1st, SunFunder’s first loan for a SunnyMoney solar project in Zambia is fully repaid.  The $10,000 loan was used to purchase and sell approximately 781 solar powered lights to families in the Chadiza district of Eastern Zambia which would improve the existence of almost 4000… Read More