Crowdfunding site allows renewable energy projects and cleantech companies to raise debt or equity, opening up the renewable energy industry to a wider investor pool.

“Raising money has been a huge impediment to the growth of the capital-intensive renewable energy industry,” explained Jack Jacobs, CEO and co-founder of GridShare. “Now, with GridShare’s help, a project developer or cleantech venture can tap into a new funding channel and ultimately spend less time fundraising and more time focusing on its core business.”

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