Crowd Funding Renewables (DER)

Before initiating the process for Crowdfunding, here are some of the fundamental questions that would help to conclude on the requirement and need in such projects.

  • Does your commercial property have real estate that is idle?
  • Are you a landlord and have open space on your house or open land?
  • Are you interested in renewable energy, but cannot finance it?
  • Are you interested in solar power but do not have a place to install a plant?
  • Are you concerned that solar power generated by your plant will not find a buyer?
  • For what purpose do you plan to use the energy generated?

Key Highlights

Crowdfunding is a financing mechanism to raise capital that is required to set up Rooftop solar plants for captive power consumption at consumer sites such as educational institutions, commercial and industrial sites, farmers, govt institutions
Addresses the challenge of non-availability of low-cost funds for similar size solar rooftop projects at commercial, industrial and large domestic locations.
Provides a handsome return to crowdfunding investor (higher than FD and conventional investment instruments, could be a pension plan)
Transparency all the way: Project Submission, Evaluation, Procurement, Execution and Post commissioning.
Asset ownership at a granular level of a solar cell. Simplified asset transfer.
Real-time Metering, Accounting and Settlements through Blockchain.
Solar power from such projects shall be billed to Rooftop owner, usually at lower than grid tariff
Captive generation and such returns passed on to crowd investors
Allows the retail investor to view real-time earning using DApp
Mitigates hassle of currency conversion barrier by leveraging cryptocurrency.
Green tokens issued to investors for power generation, with a possibility to be exchanged for other cryptocurrencies
 

How does Crowdfunding help Investors?

  • Reduces the capital risk on one individual while allowing similar players to take positions based on their risk appetite.
  • Aggregate small investments from interested parties, and at the same time establishing their ownership of physical assets.
  • Crowd financed projects are more successful and sustainable than investor financed projects as there is more focus on social aspects than just financial aspects
  • Providing a channel of investment to retail investors, with an earning potential greater than debt instruments.

Revenue Model

Benefits

INVESTORS

  • Invest once and earn for perpetuity
  • Complete transparency in the project cost and power generation of assets
  • Complete liquidity as an investor can transfer ownership to anyone else on the blockchain
  • Ability to insulate from future power price fluctuations
  • Accelerate decarbonization of energy with small investments
  • Ability to create impact where it is required

Real estate owner/Landlord/Consumer

  • Lower utility bills and enhances energy security
  • No financial obligation. Only need to provide real-estate for setting up the plant
  • Putting un-used real-estate into income-generating activities
  • Potential to earn additional revenue from net metering and peer to peer power trading

Entrepreneurs

  • Funding for the organization can be raised through ICO
  • Valuation of the company increases with increased token usage & it’s appreciation
  • Revenue from monthly subscriptions and facilitation charges
  • Benefit from headstart into the Internet of Energy

Civil society/NGO

  • Access to clean energy at affordable price
  • Decarbonization of energy and reduce pollution one project at a time
  • Reduce the fund requirement from NGO towards energy access. These funds can be used for other projects.
  • Positive impact on society as energy is the foundation for - Directly touching the lives of the marginalised, Improving livelihoods by boosting economic

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