Originally published on Solar Love.
Wunder Capital of Boulder, Colorado is making it easy for accredited investors to participate in the booming solar energy business. Up until now, getting in on this lucrative industry has been reserved for companies like Google, Goldman Sachs and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. But now Wunder Capital is opening this burgeoning market to individuals who are “accredited investors” as defined by the Securities And Exchange Commission.
An accredited investor is defined by the SEC as someone who has over $1 million in assets (not including primary residence) OR someone who earns over $200,000 per year (or $300,00 with a spouse) and expects to earn the same year in following years.
With banks now paying less than 1% a year on deposits, if you have cash sitting in the bank and meet SEC requirements, you can put yourself in a position to make about 6% a year on your investment. Here’s an infographic that shows you how this works.
Wunder Capital sources projects from its national network of solar installer partners and rigorously assesses each deal using its proprietary software to examine underlying property fundamentals, such as vacancy rate, property value, and shade coverage instead of credit scores. Selected projects are pooled into one of its online funds into which any accredited investor can commit as little as $1,000, benefiting from an instant, diversified solar portfolio.
Bryan Birsic, co-founder & CEO of Wunder, says, “We wanted to go after one of humanity’s greatest problems and discovered this massive opportunity in the solar market. By simplifying the financing and investing process we can create a better marketplace for solar installers and investors, enabling solar as an energy source to scale more effectively.”
Investors are expected to earn 6% in annual returns, which is greater than most green bonds or other income investments. Investors also avoid the volatility of the stock market and the inevitable “corrections” that occur from time to time. For more information, contact Joanna Sand. Her e-mail is Joanna@wundercapital.com or call her at (646) 684-2833.
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