Tagged: Green Energy

Abundance Generation Named A Finalist For Ashden Awards

The Ashden Awards take place every year and recognize leaders in a collective effort to reduce carbon emissions and affect ecology in a positive way. This year, UK-based Abundance Generation has been named a finalist for the award for their work in funding and financing… 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… Read More

Abundance Generation Claims Green Crowdfunding Record With Latest Raise

Abundance Generation is claiming a record for a crowdfunding campaign in the green energy space after a recent project raised £214,000 in just four days according to BusinessGreen. Renewable Energy Generation launched the project, dubbed REG High Down. The wind installation comprised of a single… 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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Abundance Generation Taps CCgroup For Cleantech Crowdfunding PR

UK-based renewable energy crowdfunding platform Abundance Generation has announced a partnership with CCgroup. CCgroup is a UK-based PR agency with an embedded cleantech department. That department has reportedly been briefed on Abundance Generation’s model and will help in publicizing investment opportunities on the platform. CCgroup… Read More

Abundance Generation: UK Investors Seek Opportunity In Renewable Energy

Abundance Generation’s Conor Bishop took to the company blog to share details of a recent survey enacted by Abundance Generation and market research firm One Poll. According to the poll, the following five categories of investment represented areas that UK investors were most interested… Property… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: December 6, 2013

CNN Money | How IBM bypasses bureaucratic purgatory IBM has an in-house crowdfunding platform that they use to allow employees to vet and evaluate their colleagues’ ideas. It’s an effort to “improve the way we do things internally” according to the head of IBM’s CIO… Read More

Transforming Finance: Alternative Finance To Bring Capitalism Into 21st Century

UK alternative energy crowdfunding platform Abundance shared the preceding trailer on their blog this week. The trailer is for an upcoming documentary called Transforming Finance. The film is sponsored by The Finance Innovation Lab and aims to “inspire a financial system that sustains people and planet.”… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 29, 2013

I was feeling a little festive yesterday and didn’t get to a roundup, so we’re making up for it today with a big roundup of things we’ve found throughout the week. My turkey coma has thankfully worn off. Forbes | Britain’s Crowdfunders Plot World Domination… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 20, 2013

BackerKit Blog | 2014 is the Year of the Crowdfunding Hero, and she’s got new tools in her belt. BackerKit is a service for crowdfunding project creators that “helps you manage your post-crowdfunding mayhem so that you can deliver on time.” They’ve seen a few… Read More

Abundance Generation Encourages Shares Of Green Energy Projects As Christmas Gifts

In 1931, artist Haddon Sundblom created magazine ads for Coca‑Cola inspired by Clement Clark Moore’s 1822 poem ‘The night before Christmas’, featuring St Nicholas as a kind, jovial man in a red suit. However, up until then images of Santa Claus had varied throughout different regions and… Read More

Philips Announces Finalists For $60,000 Prize In Indiegogo Partnership

Philips has partnered with Indiegogo and Bloomberg’s The Next Big Thing Summit to launch a crowdfunding-driven contest that will reward one of five finalists with $60,000 and a mentoring session with Philips executives. The contest is called the Philips Next Big Thing Innovation Fellows Competition. The four… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 30, 2013

Dealbook | Trepidation and Restrictions Leave Crowdfunding Rules Weak This is a pretty scathing indictment of the SEC and capital formation in the United States. I think this quote says it all: “…because of Congress’s straitjacket and the S.E.C.’s fear of innovation, we have a… Read More

Space Solar Power: Could Crowdfunding Change The World?

…there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to introduce a new order of things.Political observer, ca. 1500 A.D. The crowdfunding narrative has been dominated by tech startups, manufacturing projects, philanthropic projects, music, film,… Read More

Infographic: It’s Not Easy Being a Green Innovator

EnergySavings.com went through some high-profile energy related projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo and put together this interesting infographic. Thanks to EnergySavings.com for sharing! Created by EnergySavings.com Have a crowdfunding offering you’d like to share? Submit an offering for consideration using our Submit a Tip form… Read More

Crowdfunding is bringing clean renewable energy to every corner of the globe

For decades, there have been limited ways to champion the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources. We’ve been educated on the importance of modifying our individual consumer behavior and advocating for sustainable energy policies. Now, crowdfunding offers all of us a new way to protect… Read More

Texas’s Role in Crowdfunding and Who Stands to Benefit Most

Texas State Capital Building in Austin

This article is part one in a series on entrepreneurship and access to capital with a focus on the state of Texas. I recently talked to Richard Seline, Principal of Global NextGen Advisors, who just spoke at the Crowdfund Texas conference. He also offers support… Read More

Crowdfunding rewrites the rules of solar financing

Crowdfunding Web sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have proven incredibly effective in uncovering financial backers for new technologies or businesses that might not otherwise gotten off the ground. The model could also rewrite the rules for funding clean energy projects, particularly rooftop solar installations…. Read More

Commentary: Strategies for accelerating clean tech startups

Recently, the Northwest Energy Angels convened a breakfast briefing on cleantech investing, and I had the honor of moderating a panel headlined by Clean Tech Nation author and Clean Edge managing director Ron Pernick; Kirk Washington, a Partner at Yaletown Venture Partners; and Susan Preston, General Partner… Read More

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