Democratizing Wealth with Investments in Climate Change Solutions
A Collaboration for the Community by The Solaris Companies, Vermont’s Putney School, Elm Lea Renewable Energy, LLC and Raise Green
Colorado-based Solaris Investment Group (SIG) and Solaris Energy (collectively “The Solaris Companies”) have just announced a crowdfunding raise backed by a 446.4 kW solar energy project located on The Putney School’s high school campus in Vermont (link to offer page). SIG provided the sponsor equity to build the solar project, which was developed and built in 2015 and is managed by Solaris Energy as a part of its portfolio of nearly 10 MWs over 70 solar energy project sites across the United States. The Solaris Companies have partnered with Raise Green, a crowdfunding investor marketplace dedicated to climate action projects, to allow accredited and non-accredited investors to provide late stage debt supporting this critical multi generational climate solution.
This project provides 28 buildings on Putney School’s campus with clean, renewable and reliable energy and is the cornerstone of the school’s goal to be a completely carbon neutral campus. The solar project itself truly embodies the concept of greener pastures by not only creating a better future, but physically sharing space with grazing sheep. This is part of the associated Elm Lea farm that students help run through the school’s unique curriculum, which has provided both education and a model of sustainability as a way of life for its students over the past 80 years.
The project is also close to the heart of SIG’s managing member and CEO of Solaris Energy, Alex Blackmer, who is an alumnus of the school, “I’m so excited to share a piece of my personal journey for this crowdfunding opportunity. The project brings together a community that cared for me with our company’s vision of a climate-friendly future for all, and fair and democratized wealth for our nation’s people.”
By being a part of crowdfunding, investors are helping democratize investment opportunities that would otherwise provide revenue streams for large financial institutions and banks. This project redirects that wealth back to the crowdfunding investors who support on-the-ground, real climate change solutions.
This investment offering on Raise Green allows people all across the U.S. an opportunity to contribute to a piece of a values-driven student and community-focused project, with an opportunity to earn money on electricity from the sun. It is an opportunity for everyday investors and community members to be a part of a brighter future for the next generation while supporting a project that directly impacts those youth and all of us right now.
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ABOUT SOLARIS ENERGY, LLC:
Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and grown from non-profit roots, Solaris Energy is an experienced, value-driven solar development, finance, and asset management firm. The company accelerates the widespread deployment of distributed solar energy systems while providing investors with attractive rates of return and offering low-cost financing to non-residential customers looking to reduce their environmental impact, increase their bottom line and participate in the worldwide shift to renewable energy. Solaris Energy’s dedicated team of passionate individuals has been providing these services since 2008, building a strong track record of proven and cost-effective renewable energy solutions across all sectors of energy consumers. For more information visit: solarisenergy.com
Solaris Energy is an experienced, value-driven solar development, finance, and asset management firm. The company accelerates the deployment of solar while providing investors attractive rates of return and offering low-cost financing to non-residential customers looking to reduce environmental impact, increase bottom line and lead in the shift to renewable energy.