New Energy Pioneers: SunFunder

Financing solar beyond the gird


Founded: 2012

CEO: Ryan Levinson

HQ: U.S.


What does SunFunder do?

SunFunder provides debt finance for solar companies and projects in emerging markets. As an intermediary offering investors a route into this emerging market, SunFunder aims to bridge the gap between capital markets and off-grid solar markets.

How are they disrupting their industry?

SunFunder is positioned to be the pre-eminent debt provider to a landscape of companies providing access to 1.2bn people without electricity. BENF expects the number of off-grid solar users to rise from 36m in 2016 to 99m in 2020 and the retail value of the market to grow to $3.1bn by 2020.

CEO Ryan Levinson on the future of SunFunder:

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