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Fotovoltaico: il crowdfunding sbarca in Cina per finanziare impianto da 1 GW

Fotovoltaico: il crowdfunding sbarca in Cina per finanziare impianto da 1 GW

Francesca Mancuso | Venerdì, 21 Febbraio 2014 | GreenBiz – Anche in Cina i progetti legati all’energia solare si finanziano attraverso il sistema web di raccolta fondi collaborativo. La novità potrebbe presto arrivare dalla United Photovoltaics Group, che ha avuto un sostegno finanziario per il suo progetto solare da 1 GW grazie alla Shenzhen Branch of China Development Bank (CDBSZ). I dettagli finanziari della transazione…

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Grow VC Group Makes Strategic Investment in Crowdbaron

Grow VC Group Makes Strategic Investment in Crowdbaron

Hong Kong, October 31, 2013 – Grow VC Group announces it has made a strategic investment in Crowdbaron, a crowd investing service specializing in global real estate. Crowdbaron continues its existing crowd investing operations, with plans in place to expand and grow the business. Crowdbaron today is Asia’s leading crowd investing service. It has successfully opened doors to global real estate investment to aspiring landlords in Asia. It…

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New crowdfunding law opens fresh path to capital for fledgling businesses

New crowdfunding law opens fresh path to capital for fledgling businesses

By KRISTY TOTTEN and LAURA CARROLL LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS Thanks to Title II of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which went into effect in September, private businesses can now solicit the public for seed investments. Before the law’s passage and because of the Securities Act of 1933, businesses were prohibited from asking the public for money. “It was an 80-year-old securities law that…

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Mosaic’s latest crowdfunding project lets you invest in the military

Mosaic’s latest crowdfunding project lets you invest in the military

Mosaic, the California startup that allows the public to invest in solar projects, is now letting folks put their money into a military solar installation. People can invest—and then a return—in a 12.3-megawatt solar photvoltaic installation project across 547 homes at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The solar installations will meet 30 percent of each household’s electricity needs and help the Department of Defense meet…

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Crowd-funding could solve energy poverty in remote townships

Crowd-funding could solve energy poverty in remote townships

A clean tech expert is hoping to tap into crowd-funding and community ownership models to help install solar energy and address the soaring costs of dirty fossil fuels in remote Western Australian communities. Peter Hansford of Regional Cleantech Solutions, recently hosted a community solar forum at Notre Dame University in Broome. It attracted  110 people and $120,000 in pledges for community solar projects. Hansford in confident…

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Live Interview with Sang Lee on connecting investors with innovative and socially conscious startups

Sang Lee is the founder and CEO of Return on Change, the next generation’s investment crowdfunding platform aiming to connect investors with innovative and socially conscious startups. Sang is also a recipient of the Under 30 CEO Award in New York. )

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Crowdfunding for local power

Crowdfunding for local power

With corporate social responsibility and the “less bad” initiatives of corporations crowding today’s sustainable business headlines, it’s not every day you get a story like this. It’s the story of a hugely successful David vs. Goliath Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign fighting against Xcel Energy’s efforts to help undermine localized power in Boulder, CO, with what opponents are calling a misleading and disingenuous ballot initiative. Yes, that’s…

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Kickstarter: An iPhone Kitchen Thermometer, From the Inventors of Twine

Kickstarter: An iPhone Kitchen Thermometer, From the Inventors of Twine

Of all the ordinary things we can now link up to our smartphones and tablets–watches, scales, cars and even those dumb slabs that serve as our front doors–the humble kitchen thermometer doesn’t seem like an especially exciting candidate. But imagine being able to pore over graphs of botched loaves when trying to perfect the elusive art of at-home bread baking. Or being able to keep…

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The Kickstarter Of Solar Gets Ambitious With Military Housing Installation

The Kickstarter Of Solar Gets Ambitious With Military Housing Installation

  Mosaic has done a pretty good job of introducing the concept of crowdfunding to solar. By giving anybody the power to invest in solar projects around the United States for as little as $25, Mosaic has become a darling of the cleantech community. So far, the Oakland-based startup has successfully funded $2 million towards 16 solar installations from normal people investing. But most have…

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Green Start-Ups Turn to Crowdfunding

Green Start-Ups Turn to Crowdfunding

Select solar stocks have been on a tear lately. SunPower, First Solar and Elon Musk's SolarCity have had increases of between 60 percent and over 100 percent year-to-date. So for those of you who think you've missed the solar run-up or are searching for a new entry point into the solar space—consider solar crowdfunding. Sites such as Kickstarter have helped amateur artists, small businesses and…

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