Over the years we’ve seen and experienced many challenges and barriers in the constantly evolving renewable energy industry. There are regulatory hurdles, technical challenges, and consumer acceptance, to name a few. But one of the biggest impediments to widespread change has always been finance. Now, the emerging finance method of “crowdfunding” has provided a new way to eliminate third parties, provide energy and monetary benefits to investors and democratize energy in the truest sense. The five platforms listed on the following pages are leaders in renewable energy crowd funding, based on the money they have raised so far.
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