Crowdsourcing & Open Innovation for Clean Energy and Sustainability
Tuesday, January 14th, 2013, 9:30am - 12:00pm EDT / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 8:30am PDT / 10:00am - 11:30am EDT / 16:00 - 17:30 (Paris-Brussels)
On June 24th last year, during our Solar Financing Task Force meeting, CEFIA presented on its crowdsourcing platform SolarizeCT, which works with local townships and installers, to lower customer acquisition costs. In the townships were this platform was implemented, participation grew, and costs per installer kwh, decreased by $1.24. To learn more, click here.
With the success of Solar Mosaic, crowdsourcing is increasingly becoming a mainstream way to finance clean energy. Government agencies, such as the department of homeland security, as well as schools are tapping into crowdsourcing platforms for funds, customer acquisition, and more. In this meeting, we will learn more about crowdsourcing applications that are driving demand for clean energy projects.
Benjamin Healey, Connecticut's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), Senior Manager, Energy Finance
Nicholas Eisenberger, Pure Energy Partners, Managing Partner
Richard Robertson, GE Ventures