How SunFunder works
Your money provides affordable capital to solar companies to fund new projects
The core of the SunFunder model is strong partnerships with solar energy businesses around the world. These businesses provide affordable solar energy solutions to underserved communities, but the lack of access to financing prevents them from scaling up. By investing through SunFunder, you provide the financing that will make affordable solar energy available to people around the world.
Crowdfunding solar energy deployment
Each solar project featured on the SunFunder platform is a partnership with one of these solar businesses. SunFunder conducts due diligence on each solar partner and works with them to post projects on the platform. Each project has a funding target, and you can invest as little as $10 to help reach this target amount. Once a project is fully funded, SunFunder facilitates low-cost financing to the solar partner to fund the implementation of the project.
Recoup and reinvest
During the financing term, as the solar partner receives payments from their customers (typically the people who directly benefit from solar), the partner makes repayments to SunFunder. SunFunder then repays investors, who earn back their principal investment and receive Impact Points. Both the principal repayment and Impact Points can then be used to reinvest in more projects. On the “My stats” page on the platform, you’ll be able to track the financial performance of your investments as well as the social, environmental and economic impact of your projects.
Become a SunFunder solar partner
If you’re a solar business or organization interested in partnering with SunFunder, we want to get to know you and see if there’s a fit. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.