The Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference 2014 was the

FIRST & Largest
Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference
Worldwide!


More photos here: Solarplaza Flickr



Key Numbers

 
  • 150+ attendees
  • > 45% Executive (CEO/Founder/C-level/Partner)
  • 20+ Crowdfunding platforms
  • 15+ Investors & financiers
  • 25+ Project developers
  • 20+ Countries represented

 


The conference from the perspective of one participant

 
We are in the beginning of something truly magnificent. I can feel it.
— Jukka Kajan - Founder, Joukon Voima

"The very first conference dedicated solely to crowdfunding of renewable energy was held in London the 30th October. Inspirational presentations, success stories, future visions, passionate participants and one big common goal: the event gathered over 150 participants who all see crowdfunding as a means of advancing towards cleaner energy production. Jukka from Joukon Voima was also present in the event organized by Solarplaza to get hold of what’s happening among the pioneers of the field. These are his takeaway topics:

  • CROWDFUNDING RENEWABLES IS A MOVEMENT
  • CROWDFUNDING NEEDS REGULATION – BUT NOT TOO MUCH
  • CROWDFUNDING IS NOT MERELY ONLINE INVESTING, BUT A WAY TO INVOLVE PEOPLE
  • IT’S MUCH MORE FUN TO BUY A PAIR OF BOOTS THAN INVEST 200£ TO A PENSION FUND"

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Click here to read Jukka's full recap


One man's word not enough? Here are some other opinions:

Average conference rating: 8.1

(on a scale from 1 to 10, taken from our after-conference evaluation)

 
A unique gathering of the who’s who of renewable energy crowdfunding.
— Bruce Davis - Founder, Abundance Generation
The energy in the room felt like everyone believed we are on the cusp of a sea change
— Rebecca Kelly - Head of Finance, BNRG Renewables
An introduction to renewable energy crowdfunding from the people who are creating the industry.
— Irene Maffini - New Ventures, Carbon Trust
A great forum to meet the key players in the European renewable energy crowdfunding space.
— Matthew Sullivan - Marketing, Palmetto
Solarplaza assembeled the evangelists, and provided a key meeting point for building more momentum for crowd funding for renewables. Well done!
— Havard Lillebo - CFO & Founder, Innotech Solar
The interaction between audience and speakers is intense, making this conference a very diffentiating and inclusive event.
— Marc Buiting - Founder, 1to3 Capital
Positive, dynamic, embracing.
— Ian Clifton - Perpetuus energy
Informative and inspirational day straight from the professionals mouth.
— Angus Harley- Marketing, Eneco


these Renewable Energy crowdfunding leaders and forward-thinking organizations attended the event

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