Tagged: solar

Brief: Solar Mosaic Raises $40 Million for Working Capital

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Solar Mosaic, usually just referred to as Mosaic, has raised over $40 million for working capital purposes according to a filing with the SEC.  The equity offer in Mosaic saw its first sale on August 4th with the sales managed by Guggenheim Securities in Manhattan…. Read More

Huge: Mosaic Raises $200 Million in Warehouse Financing

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Mosaic, a renewable energy project funding platform, has raised a sizeable $200 million warehouse facility according to a report in Reuters.  The funding was provided by Germany’s DZ Bank and New York state’s NY Green Bank. Mosaic was an early darling of the investment crowdfunding sector… Read More

Abundance Partners with Top Cleantech Firm Anesco on New Renewable Investment Opportunity

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Renewable investment platform Abundance has partnered with Anesco to offer a new opportunity to investors. Anesco is a £200 million in revenue company and Abundance believes it is one of the largest companies to ever engage in a crowdfunded securities offer. The offer is for a… Read More

Downing Launches Crowdfunding Platform Powered by ShareIn

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Investment management company Downing has formed a partnership withScotland based ShareIn to launch a crowdfunding platform targeting advised clients. The initiative was inaugurated with a crowdfunded bond offer that was tested with a small number of intermediaries. According to Downing, the offer registered pledges of… Read More

Brief: Renovagen Ltd. Returns to Crowdcube & Seeks £600,000 For New Portable Solar Systems

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Renovagen, a UK-based commercial-scale portable solar power systems startup, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £600,000 for its “Roll-Array” portable solar power solution. The Roll-Array system reportedly consists of flexible, rollable, transportable solar farm units combining  integrated energy storage. Its technology enables deployment of… Read More

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference – London

Join the first and the only Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference in the world (2nd edition). Network with 150+ attendees: investors, financiers, project developers, crowdfunding platforms and solar stakeholders Meet C-level execs and decision makers from 20 countries in the world Learn from international speakers and… Read More

China Looks to Crowdfunding to Finance Clean Energy

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Developer of solar projects Kong Sun Holdings based in Hong Kong went to the banks to finance a project in Mongolia.  Banks said no thanks so Kong Sun went online and raised a $161 million loan from Solarbao.  This is according to a recent report… Read More

Open Energy Launches Marketplace Lending for Solar Energy Projects

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Open Energy is now offering “fast and direct” lending for your solar project. The new marketplace lending platform is matching institutional / accredited investors with renewable energy projects in the form of debt between $500,000 and $10 million.  The site draws a direct comparison between… Read More

SolarPVExchange: Asia – Pacific’s New Solar Marketplace

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SolarPVExchange is the newest entry into the renewable energy crowdfunding space.  Launched on May 28th, the company just held its “Sunvest” launch party in Singapore this past week.  The platform is a crowdsource / crowdfunding hybrid and claims first in the region.  The site allows… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: GoSun Grill Cooks with the Sun, PENXO Minimal Pencil & Bricwave Express Charging

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With warm weather finally here (for much of the US) it is time to start polishing up the grill to enjoy outdoor cooking. Gas or charcoal is the option most of us use today, but GoSun is now providing a 3rd option – powered by… Read More

Irish-American Music Group Solas Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Launching a Kickstarter Campaign For New Album

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In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the bandmates of Solas have debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring back past and present members to create a new studio album. Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band that plays Irish traditional music as well as original compositions, sometimes demonstrating an… Read More

P2P Lender Yeloha Receives $3.5 Million for US Launch

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  Solar roofing can be difficult if you can’t install solar panels on your roof. But a new start-up, Yeloha Inc., allows consumers to be “solar sharers,” with or without a roof. The company recently launched its service with limited availability in Massachusetts this week,… Read More

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platform Launch: GridShare Targets Early Stage Clean Tech Companies

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GridShare, a new renewable energy crowdfunding platform, has just launched and they are targeting all aspects of clean tech by facilitating debt, equity and donations based funding.  There is growing interest in renewable energy crowdfunding. Investments that package a social good with a return on… Read More

Solar Energy Crowdfunding Concept Uvest Solar is Selected to Participate in Startup Next Program

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Uvest Solar, a “mission driven” solar energy crowdfunding startups, is taking pace in Google for Entrepreneurs program Startup Next.  Later this month Richmond, VA based founder Blue Crump will share his concept alongside 14 other young companies at the AT&T Palo Alto Foundry. The one… Read More

Thanks to Solar Charger StrongVolt, You Can Charge Your Devices on Any Sun-Blessed Site

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While you recharge your own batteries by relaxing on some sun-blessed beach, your cell phone could be powering up from the same solar source. StrongVolt‘s solar chargers work as fast as a wall outlet to power up USB devices, be they smartphones, tablets or GoPros…. Read More

Hong Kong, the (Solar) Spotlight Could Be On You. Are Regulations Holding You Back From Shining In It?

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  Hong Kong could shine along the lines of the U.S. and London as a solar finance hub, if it weren’t for the city’s financial laws, writes Bryane Michael, senior fellow at the University of Hong Kong law faculty’s Asian Institute for International Financial Law,… Read More

Clean Energy Investment Rises Above Oil Price Slump

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    Global investment in clean energy rose for the first time in three years, increasing 16 percent to $310 billion in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance in a recent article on Bloomberg. This growth comes after decreased solar-panel prices and sinking subsides… Read More

American Solar & Roofing Partners with Mosaic

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Scottsdale, Arizona based American Solar & Roofing has disclosed a partnership with Mosaic, a leading peer to peer lending platform for financing solar energy projects.  The agreement will assist American Solar in financing projects while generating a new deal flow pipeline for the young P2P… Read More

Brief: Solar Bond Offered on DuurzaamInvesteren

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Relatively new investment crowdfunding platform DuurzaamInvesteren is seeking to carve out a niche in the renewable energy crowdfunding space. The Amsterdam based company has offered three wind energy projects and now they are offering investors the chance to participate in their first “Solar Bond”. Renewable… Read More

Solar Crowdfunding site SunFunder Closes on $2.5 Million Series A

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Khosla Impact, Schneider Electric and Better Ventures Join in Funding Solar Impact Platform. SunFunder, an emerging market solar finance company, has completed a Series A equity round with investments from Schneider Electric, Better Ventures, and a private family foundation based in Palo Alto. This follows the first stage… Read More