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Solar DAO project opened unique opportunities for investors!

29.03.2018 — 0

Investing in the solar plants’ construction is gaining popularity for several decades but not so long ago it was available only to big companies interested in scale financing.

Now, private investors have the opportunity to invest and receive dividends from PV solar plants — the Solar DAO project provided such an alternative. The project allows everyone to finance and own solar power plants around the world with minimal risks, bypassing the technical barriers related to implementation.

We can say, the Solar DAO project is the newest format of a financial instrument that will allow users to easily, anonymously and safely invest in the construction of solar power plants around the world, avoiding the costs of intermediary expenses, arranging transactions and excluding technical and other barriers.

What unique opportunities does the project provide for offer to private investors?

  1. Solar DAO team aim to build PV solar plants all over the world, in different profitable and suitable places. Thus, we can provide the investors with high returns and minimize the risks. We always take into account all of the nuances to afford financial security.
  2. Solar DAO has long-time experience in reducing construction costs. Our project uses loan funds from banks and other financial institutions to allow investors get optimal profits in a short time.
  3. Every participant will be able to check and monitor PVS reporting online through the website. It is very easy to get necessary information in one click. All of the technological data is securely stored.
  4. Solar DAO cooperates with various relevant companies, creating a “pool” of people interested in the blockchain business development. Our partners and advisers are talented and influential personalities in the blockchain technology and solar industry. We are proud to partner with them!
  5. Our support service is another advantage. Experienced specialists work 24/7 ready to help and assist you with any questions. Be sure, Solar DAO team will always solve your issue.

We are open to any suggestions, ready to discuss your topics, and glad to cooperate with companies and individuals interested in green energy development.

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Trends in Energy Tech Funding

10.10.2017 — 0

Energy tech funding trends: ICOs challenge traditional VC, solar attracts most investments in renewable energy, and leads the number of exits.

Funding Trends in 2016: Summary

Before looking at the recent trends in renewable energy funding, it is worth looking at what’s been the case a year ago, in 2016.

On the one hand, 2016 has been a peak year for energy startup funding for almost a decade. According to VentureScanner.com, who track 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $48 Billion in funding, 2016 has the most funding to day, at over $12B. 2013 comes in at second with around $4B in funding.

On the other hand, capital markets have been tough for renewable energy in 2016.

According to a recent report by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, in total, clean energy companies raised $6.3 billion on global public markets that year. That’s a 53% decline from the level of 2015 and 60% down on 2014. IPO environment was relatively more favourable, with an increase by 12% to $2.6 billion of funds raised. However, as researcher carefully note, this is almost entirely due to Innology’s fantastic debut on the stock market, where it raised $2.2 billion. Overall, wind energy outperforms solar in terms of fundraising, with $4.2 billion versus $1.7, respectively.

The decline of private equity and venture capital investment in renewables is less dramatic: 4% down in 2016, achieving $3.3 billion, which is less than a third of its peak in 2008, but 46% above the recent low, in 2013. Here solar attracted most of the investment, having capturing more than two thirds of the total. The US remained the centre of worldwide VC/PE investment in renewables, at $2.3 billion, representing a fall of 2% but still more than two-thirds of the total investment. Investment in Europe doubled to $516 million, and that in the Other Asia-Pacific region jumped almost 28-fold to $55 million from a low base.

Venture capital is usually considered as the most viable alternative to capital markets for young and techy companies. However, due to the relative decline of both stock market and VC opportunities witnessed in 2016, blockchain funding becomes more attractive for energy tech companies. According to Coindesk, token sales challenge the traditional venture capital investments for blockchain projects. In 2016, ICOs absorbed 46% of funding for blockchain-based startups.

According to CBInsights, over the past four quarters, 28% of total early-stage blockchain funding dollars came from ICOs, and the figure is growing. In Q1’17, 37% of all blockchain funding (not just early-stage) came via ICOs.

What’s going on now?

While it is still too early to judge, 2017 has been more favourable for renewable energy funding, and especially solar.

First, 2016 was rich in exits, both by means of an acquisition and IPO. With its 17 acquisitions and 1 IPO, 2017 is followed by 2015 with its 11 and 6 exits in both respective categories.

According to VentureScanner.com data, solar energy was leading the renewable energy sector with 18 acquisitions and 18 IPOs. Energy infrastructure companies were running up with 24 acquisitions and 8 IPOs.

This comparatively large number of exits suggests that solar is becoming more established, and, as a result, more profitable. So:

Stay tuned. With Solar DAO.

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