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April 17, 2014

Crowdfunding Solar with a Twist — A Revolving Fund to Serve Communities

Hi Greg,
My apologies for not making that clearer. With the solar lease, Kehilla is now paying 15% less for electricity.
-Andreas

April 25, 2013

Anonymous Donors Fund Solar Projects Across the U.S.

This is great news! For all the solar fairies out there, there is an exciting new opportunity for you to multiply your impact. RE-volv is a nonprofit organization using a revolving fund to finance community-based solar energy projects. Instead of donating to one school, you can donate to a revolving fund that will grow over time and serve countless schools. Find out more at www.re-volv.org!

January 10, 2013

Mosaic Plants Crowdfunding Flag for Solar Projects

Congratulations to Solar Mosaic and the people who invested in solar!

Also, check out this great blog Solar Mosaic wrote about a nonprofit solar crowdfunding organization called RE-volv.
https://joinmosaic.com/blog/solar-crowdfunding-california-part-1-re-volv

RE-volv's solar crowdfunding campaign is going on right now at:
www.solarseedfund.org

September 07, 2012

Crowdfunding for Community Power?

Great article John. You do a good job at pointing to the opportunities that exist while also being realistic about the obstacles.

There is one other crowdfunding model for renewables that I'd like to call attention to. RE-volv is a non-profit organization that raises money through crowdfunding for a revolving fund that invests in community-based solar projects. Individuals can donate to the fund and claim a tax deduction. But rather than it being a one time donation to a single project, their money is earning a return through solar lease revenues. The money they donated is continuously growing and being reinvested in additional solar projects. It's the best of both worlds. It's a donation that earns a return that's continuously reinvested in the cause. Since the fund is constantly building on itself, it grows exponentially. And as more people contribute, the revolving fund moves faster and faster, serving more and more communities with renewable energy.

Feel free to check out our website www.re-volv.org for more information.

Thanks,
Andreas

Andreas Karelas

Andreas Karelas

Andreas Karelas is a dedicated renewable energy advocate with over ten years of environmental and renewable energy experience. Andreas incorporated RE-volv as a nonprofit organization in February 2011. He is a 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen...

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