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Crowd-funding could solve energy poverty in remote townships

Crowd-funding could solve energy poverty in remote townships

A clean tech expert is hoping to tap into crowd-funding and community ownership models to help install solar energy and address the soaring costs of dirty fossil fuels in remote Western Australian communities. Peter Hansford of Regional Cleantech Solutions, recently hosted a community solar forum at Notre Dame University in Broome. It attracted  110 people and $120,000 in pledges for community solar projects. Hansford in confident that such a model an be used to harness the plentiful solar resources of north-western Australia and he has spoken with five separate indigenous communities in the Kimberley region about such projects. In the Kimberley region, the average daily usage by household…

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The Kickstarter Of Solar Gets Ambitious With Military Housing Installation

The Kickstarter Of Solar Gets Ambitious With Military Housing Installation

  Mosaic has done a pretty good job of introducing the concept of crowdfunding to solar. By giving anybody the power to invest in solar projects around the United States for as little as $25, Mosaic has become a darling of the cleantech community. So far, the Oakland-based startup has successfully funded $2 million towards 16 solar installations from normal people investing. But most have been pretty small: the biggest project to date has been a 657 kilowatt installation on a charter school in Colorado. But now, it looks like the crowdfunding vehicle is getting a lot more ambitious. A recent project listed on the company’s…

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ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed [...]

Crowdfunding sites help Boulder County residents raise money to pay for treatmentsBoulder Daily CameraHer health insurance, once she reached the $2,000 deductible, covered most of the chemotherapy, but she has been receiving extra treatment at the Helios clinic in Boulder and is parti [...]

The IndependentFrench Chateau bought by 10000 people through crowdfunding schemeThe IndependentIn countries where castles aren't snapped up by The National Trust and immediately furnished with a tearoom and gift shop, other ways must be found to preserve historical buildings. The [...]

CurbedReal estate crowdfunding expands into more niche marketsCurbedTo those unfamiliar with real estate crowdfunding, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell development in Portland may be just the kind of wacky, esoteric project one envisions when imagining what happens when strangers pool funds o [...]

WKRN.comFranklin mother, son warn of crowdfunding dangers after scamWKRN.comFRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thousands of dollars raised through crowdfunding lost, as a family seeks possible legal action against one of their own. Now a Franklin mother warns others of the dangers of crowdfundi [...]

Taste of CountryKatie Armiger Crowdfunding Legal Fees as More Label Lawsuits FlyTaste of CountryKatie Armiger has turned to her fans to ask for help in funding her ongoing legal battle with her former record label, Cold River Records. Armiger released four albums via Cold River from 2 [...]

MashableLearn how to get your big idea off the ground with crowdfundingMashableJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Instead of fielding requests from your friends to donate to their Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns, w [...]

Crowdfunding is maturing in TurkeyHurriyet Daily NewsCrowdfunding has deep roots in the Turkish culture. Many Turkish entrepreneurs turn to their families and friends who are generous investors. If a friend wants to invest in a business, his/her friends usually chip in. In villages, p [...]

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