Equity crowdfunding for energy access: Opportunities for scale-up

October 2021

The latest report from Crowd Power, part of the TEA platform, examines the role that alternative finance can offer in growing the energy access sector, with a particular focus on equity crowdfunding.

Equity crowdfunding previously represented only a fraction of energy-access related crowdfunding volumes from 2015 to 2020, but has seen a marked increase in 2020 and the first half of 2021, raising a record figure of $11.2 million.

This research demonstrates that equity crowdfunding has the potential to make a significant contribution to the equity financing gap faced by early-stage companies in the energy access sector, and explores associated market, regulatory and policy considerations as well as the potential roles of donors to support this alternative finance channel for energy access companies.

This report is accompanied by the Equity Crowdfunding Guide: How to execute a successful campaign, which provides practical guidance to founders and entrepreneurs interested in launching an equity crowdfunding campaign.

Funded by UK aid, through the Transforming Energy Access platform and implemented by Energy 4 Impact, Crowd Power examines alternative finance for energy access markets, with a focus on crowdfunding.

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