Crowd-sourcing investment model for funding renewables

Here is a NYT report on the company Mosaic which uses an online platform to match investors to investment projects in solar technology.  It takes a fee for each investment placed.  Although in its early stages, the model has attracted support, and is generating above average returns for investors.  Its model is similar to well-established crowd-sourcing funding sites such as Kickstarter, whose value proposition is to bring investors into a direct relationship with specific projects for which they have specific personal interest.

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