Tagged: energy

Finnest Lists Offer to Invest in Market Leading Green Energy Firm Polytechnik

Described as the next milestone for the alternative finance platform, Finnest, an SME online debt-based crowdfunding platform, has been selected by Polytechnic Luft- und Feuerungstechnik GmbH to provide growth funding. Investors may now invest in an internationally leading biomass, green energy firm; “We are very… Read More

Powervault Returns to Crowdcube Offering Practical & Affordable Solar Energy Storage Systems

Powervault has proven that successive raises on Crowdcube can be very successful.  In the middle of the UK company’s fourth raise, the home battery system with a pre-money valuation of £8,083,548 aims to enable customers to make smarter use of their energy by harnessing freely-generated solar energy and off-peak… Read More

ChargeSync Becomes First Successful UK Campaign on Invesdor

Following the closing of ChargeSync’s campaign, Invesdor announced that the company’s initiative became the first UK success on the crowdfunding platform. ChargeSync is a London-based company that is looking to cut power bills and emissions by storing and optimizing power for household or business consumption. The company… Read More

OurCrowd Forms Partnership With innogy to Deliver Next Generation of Energy Solutions in Israel

Crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has formed a partnership with German energy company innogy SE to help deliver the next generation of energy solutions in Israel. According to OurCrowd, the partnership will combine the strength of the funding portal’s network and ability to scout investment opportunities in… Read More

Mosaic Securitizes Residential Solar Loans

Mosaic, a US provider of solar loans for homeowners, has completed their first securitization of solar loans. The Mosaic Solar Loans 2017-1 transaction (“MSAIC 2017-1”) resulted in proceeds of $138.95 million and received a “Green Bond” designation based on the standards published by the International… Read More

GridShare is a Crowdfunding Platform for Renewable Energy & Cleantech

Debt & Equity Crowdfunding Platform Receives Approval to to List Securities Under Reg CF GridShare LLC has announced the launch of its FINRA/SEC approved Reg CF crowdfunding portal. The new entry into the investment crowdfunding space is taking a unique approach by focusing soley on… Read More

Rayton Solar Reg A+ Qualifies. Seeks $7 Million on StartEngine

Rayton Solar explains that it has “bridged the gap between particle accelerator technology and solar energy production to create a revolutionary silicon cutting technique”. This new technology is predicted to reduce solar panel manufacturing dramatically thus making solar energy more affordable and efficient.  Founded by Andrew… Read More

Three Crowdfunding Sectors to Watch in in the US in 2017

Since Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect September 23, 2013, crowdfunding has been gaining traction. With investors becoming increasingly more comfortable with new Fintech platforms, the amount of money invested in crowdfunding in the Americas jumped from $11.4 billion in 2014 to… Read More

Financing Sustainable Energy Projects: Position Paper Points to Alternative Finance

The EU has ambitious goals on fostering sustainable energy projects but frequently financing is hard to find.  A newly published position paper, produced in concert with Citizenergy, on the challenge is pointing to alternative finance as a significant part of the answer. According to the… Read More

Energy Startup Smalle Technologies Raises €240,550 on Crowdcube Spain

Barcelona-based clean energy startup Smalle Technologies, a company that wants to market a wave-powered electricity generator for buoys, has closed a €240,550 investment round on Crowdcube Spain. This is the third funding round for the University of Barcelona spin-off. In total, 157 people invested with… Read More

Overfunding: Circuitree Cirrus Quickly Raises £100,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Circuitree Cirrus successfully secured its initial £100,000 funding target and is nearly £150,000 thanks to nearly 180 investors. Circuitree Cirrus, which was founded in 2015, stated it created a smart battery allows intermittent solar energy to be captured and… Read More

EnergyFunders COO Casey Minshew Discusses How 2017 is the Year of Oil Investing

Crowdfund Insider had a chance to interview EnergyFunders COO Casey Minshew about the online marketplace’s mission to evolve the way that capital investment and energy projects come together. Founded in 2013 and based in Houston, EnergyFunders describes itself as an online investment marketplace disrupting the energy… Read More

Oil & Gas Crowdfunding Platform Crudefunders Completes First Reg CF Offer

Investment crowdfunding is not just for startups. While originally anticipated as a vehicle to fund the next cool startup, crowdfunding is being utilized to finance a growing variety of businesses – large and small – and industries. So why not Oil & Gas? Crudefunders has… Read More

Solar Roadways Founders Talks Crowdfunding Success & Arrow Electronics’ Partnership (Video)

Less than two months after installing the first Solar Roadways panels in Sandpoint, Idaho, creators of the Indiegogo project, Julie and Scott Brusaw, sat down to discuss the project and working with the crowdfunding platform’s partner, Arrow Electronics. Back in 2014, the project surfaced on… Read More

Brief: Mayan Energy Secures £750,000 on PrimaryBid

PrimaryBid, an online platform that provides private investors the opportunity to create their own placings on their own terms, announced on Friday that oil and gas energy company Mayan Energy Limited (AIM: MYN) has raised  £750,000 and has been dubbed the largest fundraising since its portal went live in 2015…. Read More

EnergyNest Seeks 5,000,000Kr on Invesdor to Grow Cost-Efficient Energy Storage Business

EnergyNest, a cost-efficient energy storage business based out of Norway, has launched an equity crowdfunding on Invesdor to raise 5,000,0000kr as it prepares for expansion. The company notably uses an energy storage system that has material known as HEATCRETE. This material was developed in cooperation with HeidelbergCement and has… Read More

Citizenergy Calls on European Union to Support Crowdfunding for Renewables & Energy Efficiency

“We encourage the European Commission’s endeavour to support Crowdfunding as a mean to access to finance for SMEs, especially regarding innovative businesses in the field of renewable energy.” Sustainable energy crowdfunding platform Citizenergy, along with multiple other stakeholders in the crowdfunding industry have come together… Read More

Powervault Extends Third Crowdcube Campaign: Has Raised Over £1.2M From Nearly 700 Investors

Last week, UK-based Powervault announced that it has decided to extend its third Crowdcube campaign for two more weeks. This news comes after the energy company successfully secured £1 million. The company announced in a recent update: “We have decided to extend our campaign until 10th June…. Read More

Crowdfunding the European Transition to Renewable Energy

The transition to sustainable energies, away from fossil fuel, is a political agenda that creates a huge need for capital investments. The role of crowdfunding in funding this transition was the topic of the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp that gathered 200 representatives… Read More

ECN Crowdcamp Will Tackle Investments in Renewable Energy at Forthcoming Event

Climate change and renewable energy are two hot topics today. Policymakers and other stakeholders continue to debate the specifics while a growing majority of people view clean energy as an important and strategic goal for the world. The United Nations in their most recent report… Read More