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Energea

Energea connects investors to premium renewable energy projects in order to accelerate renewable energy development in select global markets.

Energea is a Regulation A platform that makes it easy for anyone to invest in solar energy projects with as little as $100. With over $100 million in assets under management and an 10%+ internal rate of return (IRR), the platform is quickly becoming a popular way for retail investors to invest in climate solutions.

Before co-founding Energea, Mike Silvestrini founded one of the largest commercial and industrial solar firms in the U.S. and managed renewable energy funds worth over $500 million in aggregate. His partner, Chris Sattler, also founded a leading deregulated energy supply business with over one million customers.

How It Works


Energea sells equity in distributed solar projects across the United States, Brazil, and Africa. Each project is structured as its own LLC where investors can purchase shares. The platform programmatically determines the share price based on the project stage to ensure every shareholder realizes the same IRR.

As the projects generate power and revenue, the company covers any expenses and shareholders receive any residual cash flow as a dividend. These dividends can are paid monthly and may be optionally reinvested into the project to benefit from the magic of compounding interest.

The company charges a 1% to 2% management fee on any dividends paid each month (there's no charge if there's no dividend). In addition, there's a 20% to 30% carried interest on investment returns (equity appreciation) above a specified benchmark.

Risk Factors


Energea's equity is inherently illiquid, meaning that you cannot easily convert it into cash. Currently, the company requires investors to hold their shares for at least three years, although there are plans to introduce greater liquidity by the end of 2022.

The company also operates in emerging markets and may receive payment in foreign currencies. While its contracts have inflation adjustments and protections built-in, there's always a risk that the company's projects could go sideways and investors could experience losses.

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Dec 08, 2022

5out of 5 stars

I am a big fan of Energea and use it as a way to diversify my portfolio. The quarterly investor updates are also very helpful to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings.

Justin K

Jul 22, 2022

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5out of 5 stars

1 Review

Asset Class

Crowdfunding

Impact Focus

Renewable Energy

Tags

solar

Highlights

  • Earn up to a 12% return by investing in rooftop solar projects around the world.
  • View your investment performance and environmental impact in a real-time dashboard.