TRINE

TRINE will close the gap between money in developed countries and people in energy poverty. We develop a platform for people to invest in specific solar projects in developing nations, typically a rural village. TRINE collaborates with local solar entrepreneurs and crowdfunds to provide the finance needed for the installation. 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.

Fundraising

This venture has not initiated a round of financing on this platform. If they choose to, the summary of the fundraising round will appear to registered investors here.

Idea

We only have a longer pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the world.
We only have a longer pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the world.

Our target is to be first in the world to offer: Crowdfunding of solar energy projects for social impact projects with returns paid to the crowdinvestors. TRINE is building a scalable crowdfunding business that allows to invest in dedicated for-profit solar energy projects on places where it makes most economical, social and environmental sense.

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

Sam, CEO, Director at Bosch Solar Energy North America Andreas, COO, Business Developer for global solar PV installations at Statkraft. Crowdfunded supplies for Kenyan orphanage Christian, Web Developer Santiago, Financial Solutions Expert, 15 years working with MFIs (OikoCredit)


Product

We have a demo or prototype and are ready for the next step.
We have a demo or prototype and are ready for the next step.

We will prove our concept first on fundedby.me in order to show traction and fund a first pilot project in September. At this stage we are in the due diligence phase for selecting a pilot project and setting up the crowdfunding campaign. After the proof of concept we will raise capital and build our visionary product.

Revenue

We plan to monetise our offering in the next phase.
We plan to monetise our offering in the next phase.

We will take a financing fee for the solar partners. This will be on one side a fee for the usage of the platform and - depending on the finance mechanism - an interest rate on the debt investment or dividends from equity investments.


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as distributors.

- The crowdinvestors make money, help a specific cause of their choice and make a climate impact. - The village gets clean and reliable electricity at lower cost than diesel. - We build a for-profit venture and this business model leaves room for positive net-margin.

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as distributors.

This is in particular a better solution than currently available as it gives the rural poor communities access to cheaper finance and fills the finance gaps for solar installations in developing countries.

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

Team

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