Trine makes it easy for people to invest in solar energy where it has the most impact. Innovative companies get the injection of capital they need to create a greener future. Trine investors get a triple return on investment – earn a profit while making social and environmental impact.
1.3 billion people worldwide live without access to clean energy, mainly due to high interest on loans and high upfront costs of clean energy solutions. For children studying in environments lit by kerosene lamps, inhaling the fumes equates smoking two packs of cigarettes per day. Solar energy is cheaper than dirty fuels, but without access to finance, people living in energy poverty cannot overcome the upfront costs.
TRINE is a crowdfunding community where European customers profit by investing in social impact solar energy projects. Together we bring finance to local solar entrepreneurs to electrify the developing world.
The electricity is sold for less than dirty alternatives and repays the crowdfunders with interest. The villagers pay less, we and our crowdfunders make money; it is the perfect triple win.
By applying crowdfunding with solar PV and novel financing structures we create an innovative business model with massive potential. We will democratize the finance of solar energy and create a new for profit business model that allows people to make money and do-good.