ecoligo celebrates key milestone as one million Euro raised by crowdinvestors to fund solar projects

ecoligo celebrates key milestone as one million Euro raised by crowdinvestors to fund solar projects

Berlin and Frankfurt am Main, 22nd October 2018: Over 1 million Euro has been raised by crowdinvestors to finance solar projects in emerging markets on the ecoligo.investments platform. The milestone demonstrates the potential of individual investors to bridge a well-known finance gap for commercial and industrial (C&I) sector solar projects, consequently transforming a sector where traditional financing methods have failed. This opportunity is an integral part of ecoligo’s fully financed solar-as-a-service business model. The seven-digit-figure has been reached by 327 private investors. In total, 12 projects have been financed on the ecoligo.investments platform, which will save over 19,000 tonnes of…

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ecoligo.investments increases access to sustainable investing with new 100€ investment amounts!

ecoligo.investments increases access to sustainable investing with new 100€ investment amounts!

Crowdinvestors will now be able to invest in solar energy projects in emerging markets from just 100€ on the platform ecoligo.investments. The platform has lowered the minimum investment amount from 500€ to 100€ in a move to enable more people to participate in sustainable investments and accelerate the global energy transition. The change will be in effect from Thursday, the 6th of September, when the next project is scheduled to be launched. Private investors receive returns of 5% or more when they invest in projects on the platform, which provide solar energy to businesses in countries like Ghana, Kenya, Chile…

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Questions from the Crowd: Working conditions and employee rights at Rift Valley Roses

Questions from the Crowd: Working conditions and employee rights at Rift Valley Roses

In our Questions from the Crowd series, we address questions from crowdinvestors about our projects and business model in open blog articles. Got a question? Write to us here.  The following question is regarding the 75 kWp solar system project for Rift Valley Roses flower farm in Kenya, which is currently being financed on the crowdinvesting platform www.ecoligo.investments. Question from a crowdinvestor (Paraphrased) The flower farm industry in Kenya is known for poor working conditions. What makes Rift Valley Roses different? Rift Valley Roses’ response: We value our employees very highly and work hard to ensure that they have rewarding, safe…

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ecoligo and SMA Sunbelt partner to provide high-quality components for ecoligo’s solar installations in Ghana

ecoligo and SMA Sunbelt partner to provide high-quality components for ecoligo’s solar installations in Ghana

Accra, Berlin and Niestetal, 10 July 2018: ecoligo GmbH and SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH have formed a new partnership in Ghana to develop solar projects using SMA inverters and other high-quality equipment procured by SMA Sunbelt. The cooperation, which brings the German manufacturer’s trusted technology together with ecoligo’s solar-as-a-service solution, will ensure the durability and reliability of ecoligo’s solar projects. The move is also a signal of quality to the crowdinvestors who finance ecoligo’s projects on the platform ecoligo.investments. The first project to be included in the partnership is a set of solar power systems for Stanbic Bank’s Dansoman, Kasoa…

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95 kWp solar system for Las Lomas vineyard in Chile successfully financed on ecoligo.investments

95 kWp solar system for Las Lomas vineyard in Chile successfully financed on ecoligo.investments

The latest project on the ecoligo.investments crowdinvesting platform has been funded in 26 days! The project will power the irrigation of Las Lomas vineyard in central Chile with clean energy, saving over 57.8 tonnes of CO2 per year. The vineyard is owned by quality wine producer Cono Sur, whose operations are built on the principles of sustainability and innovation and have won many awards for their environmentally friendly practices. Crowdinvestors raised 130,000 € to finance the project and receive a return of 5.00 % over 5 years. The project is the first to come from a collaboration between ecoligo and leading global…

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The solar panels were installed in February © Impact Hub Accra

ecoligo.investments funds latest solar project in just 11 hours as German crowd investors show their support for Ghanaian entrepreneurship

Thursday 22nd March 2018 FRANKFURT / BERLIN / ACCRA – German crowdinvestors have shown their support for Ghanaian entrepreneurship after a project to power the Impact Hub in Accra was financed in record time on the ecoligo.investments platform. The financing volume of €14,000 was raised by in just 11 hours by private investors, who will receive 5.50 % interest over a period of 7 years. The project will see the Hub, which fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana’s capital, become the first business in the West African country to benefit from ecoligo’s fully financed solar-as-a-service solution. The solar plus storage…

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Interview with William Senyo from Impact Hub Accra

Interview with William Senyo from Impact Hub Accra

 The latest project to be launched on the ecoligo.investments crowdinvesting platform is to finance a solar system for the Impact Hub in Accra, Ghana. The system has a capacity of 8.8 kWp with a 25 kWh battery system that can provide reliable, clean electricity to the Impact Hub Accra during the night or when there is a power cut. We spoke to William Senyo, the co-founder and CEO of the Impact Hub Accra, to find out what goes on there, how solar will help Ghana’s entrepreneurs and what it means to the Hub to run on solar power. Check…

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Project News: Installation is underway at flower farm

Project News: Installation is underway at flower farm

We are happy to share the news that the installation is underway on the flower farm! The installation of both systems began in July and they are due to be completed in August, as planned. In April, we financed two solar systems for a flower farm in Thika, Kenya, with a total financing volume of 260.000€. As the first projects on our crowdinvesting platform, we are very pleased with the progress and look forward to working with Ariya Leasing, our partner in Kenya, on many more projects. More information can be found here. Pictures from the 132 kWp rooftop system are below….

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