RE-volv
RE-volv
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RE-volv

RE-volv

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San Francisco

People-Funded Renewable Energy

Awarded:: Seed Funds, TA Voucher, Participant

Team Information

Team Lead
Andreas Karelas
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State
California

Project Description

Project / Program Description

RE-volv empowers individuals to support clean energy and combat climate change via crowdfunding
campaigns that enable nonprofit community-serving organizations to go solar, reduce their carbon
footprints, and save on their electricity bills. We train college students and community organizers to lead these campaigns and to spread the word that solar power is accessible to everyone. RE-volv is the first and only nonprofit in the U.S. to finance solar energy projects using a revolving fund raised by crowdfunded donations. The revolving fund, called the Solar Seed Fund, uses savings from one project to pay for the next, setting in motion a first of its kind pay-it-forward model for solar energy.

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Project Updates

RE-volv is thrilled to be over halfway to its Solar in Your Community Challenge goal! So far, RE-volv has crowdfunded five nonprofit solar projects in CA, WI, PA, and ME and is on track to installing ten projects by October 2018. The next five projects have all recently signed leases including our first projects in Ohio and South Carolina. The next four campaigns will be easier to crowdfund thanks to a matching grant from the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation! RE-volv is honored to have recently won a Green Power Leadership Award for Green Power Education in recognition of our Solar Ambassador Program training college students to be the next generation of clean energy leaders. Support our current crowdfunding campaigns or learn more about our work at www.re-volv.org.

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