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Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Map (Infographic)

Democratization of energy and finance now go hand in hand, thanks to crowdfunding.  A growing number of platforms from all over the world are enabling people to contribute towards the environment themselves, while making returns that beat any saving account. For renewable energy project developers… Read More

Former SunPower Executive Joins Mosaic as COO

Bruce Ledesma has been named Mosaic’s Chief Operating Officer. Solar peer to peer lending platform Moscaic, has named Bruce Ledesma as their new Chief Operating Officer and will aid in scaling operations for the leading renewableenergy funding platform. Ledesma previously worked as the Executive Vice… Read More

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference Scheduled for October

With sites like Abundance and Mosaic (among others) pushing the envelope on financing renewable energy, it was inevitable that someone would come along and realize there is a growing movement of innovation coupling crowdfunding and renewables. Solarplaza has recently announced they are organizing a conference in… Read More

SunFunder Launches 2nd Solar Empowerment Fund

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… Read More

BNRG Renewable Raises £730,000 To Refinance Solar Farms

Ireland-based solar energy group BNRG Renewables has received £730,000 during its crowdfunding campaign on Abundance to refinance two solar farms in Kent, England. According to the campaign’s website, the project funds the two 249kW commercial scale, ground mounted solar arrays, giving a total size of 498kW…. Read More

UK Energy Storage Developer Highview Opens £400K Investment Round on SyndicateRoom

Highview Creates Electricity Using Liquid Air. With the World Cup in full swing there comes a very British phenomenon: the “half time kettle effect”. National Grid forecasters say a surge of around 1,300MW – equivalent to 520,000 kettles being switched on at once – occurs… Read More

Update: Solar Roadways’ Passes $2.1M in Remaining Hours of Indiegogo Campaign

Successful Solar Roadways’ crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has just a few hours left until it closes, the campaign has raised over $2.1 million from more than 47,000 supporters. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, the fascinating project launched the campaign to raise $1,000,000 to replace the… Read More

Mosaic Places Launched to Take the United States Solar. Everywhere

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… Read More

Powering the Solar Home Revolution: Mosaic Loans Gain Traction

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… Read More

Solar Roadways Sets Record for Number of Contributions to Single Campaign

First there were electric cars, now there are Solar Roadways. This revolutionary initiative to change the way we utilize the nation’s millions of miles of roadways, by turning them into power sources, just set the record for the highest number of individual funders during its… Read More

Solar Roadways Crushes $1 Million Crowdfunding Goal

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… Read More

Mosaic: Fighting Climate Change with Solar (Infographic)

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… Read More

CrowdSun Launches Site For Solar Energy Investing

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…. Read More

Mosaic Touts Solar Investing on Earth Day

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… Read More

Brief: SunFunder Has 5th Fully Repaid 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… 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… Read More

AbundanceGeneration to Offer New Renewable Energy Investment

FCA regulated AbundanceGeneration will offer 9% return on its latest low risk renewable energy debenture positioned as a better home for savers many of whom are currently earning rates less than inflation Announced today, the renewable energy investment project has a minimum investment of only… Read More

Clean Reach is Crowdfunding for Ocean Energy Innovators

Wants to be New Funding Source for Renewable Energy Sector. Debuting with five projects,  Clean Reach, the world’s first crowdfunding platform for the ocean energy industry launched today, designed to address a lack of early-stage funding for a fast-growing part of the renewable energy sector…. Read More

Powered by WiSeed, Ennesys Energy Systems Raises €300,000 on “WiCap Ennesys”

French crowdfunding platform WiSeed, a site that claims over 21,000 members and having raised over €6.3 million in the past years, has now facilitated OriginOil (OTCBB:OOIL) to fund Ennesys in a closed funding round.  WiSeed created a bespoke offering vehicle to allow the company to raise… Read More

Solar Forward is City of Portland’s Energy Crowdfunding Project

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… Read More

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