5 November 2015 London, UK
Since its appearance, renewable energy crowdfunding helped financing more than 300 projects in the world, raising capital for over €165 mln. It proved to be a competitive source of capital, a democratizing force for the energy markets, and eventually an accelerator of the transition towards a greener economy. With improved policy frameworks in the making and cross-border opportunities opening up, this industry is expected to be the next “big thing” among financial circles.
The 2nd edition of the Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference has been a unique opportunity to connect and network with 150+ investors, financiers, project developers and crowdfunding platforms from 20+ countries in the world. The 15+ international speakers shared both their expertise and their inspiring views on crowdfunding, with experts representing the platforms’ world and providing investment, consulting, and legal insights. CrowdFundRES was represented in the conference by 4 speakers: Alex Raguet (Lumo), Bruce Davis (Abundance Generation), Matthias Klaes (University of Dundee) and Thomas Maidonis (WIP Renewable Energies). Here you can read the presentation.
The consortium partners discussed the latest developments in the sector and present an early release of the results of the survey: based on this results, the project will develop guidelines that will help active citizens, crowdfunding platforms and renewable energy project developers work all together for a future with more renewable energy.
Other hot topics of this year edition included legal framework and due diligence issues, renewable energy crowdfunding in emerging markets and, of course, many case studies focusing on lessons learnt from the key players of the industry.
Download here the presentation on CrowdFundRES’ preliminary survey results