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Open Energy Launches Marketplace Lending for Solar Energy Projects

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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?

  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

    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

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

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

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

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Packed Pixels Extra Monitor, Sonic Decanter & Tespack Solar Power

Three super practical products for this weeks #CrowdfundingMailbox.  We have the Packed Pixels “Extra Monitor” for your laptop when you are on the go, Sonic Decanter for all of the wine lovers out there, and Tespack solar panels that may be the solution to your… Read More

Entrepreneur & Author Lisa Gansky Joins Mosaic Board of Directors

In a bit of a coup, solar energy peer to peer financing platform Mosaic has announced that Lisa Gansky will be joining its board of directors. Lisa is a noted entrepreneur and author of the book Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing which… Read More

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

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

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

Solar Crowdfunding Platform SunFunder Join’s Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid

The US Government, under the aegis of the Obama administration, has formally launched Power Africa to increase energy access to those in need in sub-Saharan Africa.  SunFunder is one of the founding partners of the initiative and joins an august group that includes another solar crowdfunding platform… Read More

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