Tidal energy being promoted in the Orkney Islands

While tidal energy has had a difficult time being deployed, the Orkney Islands, an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, is taking a bold step. Rupert Jones explains in The Guardian that there is a new crowdfunding scheme launched by ethical investment platform Abundance.   £7m crowdfunding bid for Orkney tidal energy turbine launches … Continue reading Tidal energy being promoted in the Orkney Islands

French bank moves into crowdfunding for renewable energy

Société Générale, commonly known as SocGen, is hoping with one small acquisition to burnish its green credentials, meet government requirements on renewable energy and show its potential to adapt disruptive financial technology. Elizabeth Bratton and Peter Lee explain in an article on the Euromoney website.   SocGen acquires crowdfunding platform for renewable energy On June … Continue reading French bank moves into crowdfunding for renewable energy

Great combination to promote sustainable energy: crowdfunding and education

Derek Markham has provided a good article on the CleanTechnica website about a team using the crowdfunding model to help bring about a revolution in clean energy investment and deployment. You should enjoy   This Project Taps Into Crowdfunding & Education To Finance 100% Renewable Energy How can we get to 100% renewable and clean … Continue reading Great combination to promote sustainable energy: crowdfunding and education

The role of crowdfunding in the energy transition

Recently the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp was held. Therese Torris writes on the Crowdfund Insider website about some of the highlights from the gathering.   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 … Continue reading The role of crowdfunding in the energy transition

How crowdfunding is making its mark in investing in solar projects

Jennifer Kho provides a good article on the use of solar bonds and crowdfunding in the US.   First US public offering of solar bonds: can crowdfunding take clean energy to the next level? SolarCity just changed the way clean energy projects will be financed. Will retail investors give solar a boost? The largest solar … Continue reading How crowdfunding is making its mark in investing in solar projects

Using innovative financing to support renewable energy

Keith Findlay writes in the Press and Journal from Aberdeen Scotland of the use of crowdfunding to raise funds for new windfarm projects. The company involved, Triodos Renewables, was set up in 1995 and is a UK company managed by Bristol-based Triodos Bank.   Renewables developer launches crowdfunded share issue Green-energy firm Triodos Renewables is … Continue reading Using innovative financing to support renewable energy

Crowdfunding playing an ever-increasing role

Sophie Yeo writes on the RTCC (Responding to Climate Change) website about the funds already raised in the UK for clean energy projects.  One gets the impression that crowdfunding is going to play an increasing role in years to come.   UK crowdfunding raises £3m for clean energy projects Crowdfunding is providing the financial impetus … Continue reading Crowdfunding playing an ever-increasing role