Solar Energy Projects Get Investment Boost Through Crowdfunding


Through crowdfunding, Mosaic has found a approach to make purify appetite investing widely available.

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January 7, 2013, outlines a commencement of a new, transparent and approved approach of financing purify appetite through crowdfunding that could interrupt a dual largest industries in the world: appetite and finance. Mosaic, an online marketplace that connects investors to high-quality solar projects, has begun offering investments to residents of California and New York as good as accredited investors from around a country. For a initial time ever, the American open will be means to deposit directly into purify energy projects and accept a plain return.

Mosaic’s initial investment offerings for New York and California residents are in solar projects on affordable housing apartments for low-income residents in California and offer a 4.5 percent annual return, net of servicing fees, with terms of approximately 9 years. With 10-year Treasuries during nearby ancestral lows (1.90 percent), CDs during 0.5 percent APY, bonds averaging 5.20 percent from 2003-2012 and bonds in a SP 500 averaging 4.95 percent annualized earnings from 2003-2012, Mosaic’s approaching yields are competitive with a best investment products on a market.

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“Energy investing has traditionally been a bank usually game, but already, hundreds of people from opposite a United States have invested to financial solar projects by Mosaic. We design millions
more to follow,” Mosaic CEO Dan Rosen says. “The transition to purify appetite represents one of a greatest opportunities for resources origination of a time. We combined Mosaic to accelerate that transition by enabling some-more people to attend in it and to distinction from it,” Mosaic’s President Billy Parish says.

To date, $1.1 million has been invested by Mosaic by some-more than 400 investors to financial twelve rooftop solar energy plants in California, New Jersey, Arizona and a Navajo Nation. Though a SEC has not nonetheless adopted manners implementing a crowdfunding supplies of the JOBS Act, Mosaic is posterior other avenues for crowdfunding clean energy forward of a adoption of final rules. As President Obama said after signing a JOBS Act in Apr 2012, “For a initial time, ordinary Americans  will be means to go online and deposit in entrepreneurs that they trust in.”

Update: Mosaic sole all of a shares in all of a open projects within a initial 24 hours of opening them to New York and California residents. They had some-more than 400 investors and perceived some-more than $313,000 value of investments.