SolarTrade - Solar Panel Crowdsale SEA

The road to a greener world..

It's never been simpler for you to support solar projects in emerging markets.

The road to a greener world..

It's never been simpler to support solar projects in emerging markets.


How to participate?


SolarTrade - register

Step 1

Register

Start by creating your SolarTrade account. Once your account has been approved, you are ready to participate in your first sustainable project.

SolarTrade - solar panel crowdsale

Step 2

Participate

Find a solar project that stirs you interest. Each project differs by location, size, risk level & leasing rewards. Purchase as many solar panels as you wish, starting from as low as $100. Each solar panel will be leased out to an entity, the Tenant, in SEA as described in the offer letter.

SolarTrade - solar panel installation

Step 3

We install the solar panels

Once the project is sold out, we proceed with the purchasing and installation of the solar panels. The solar panels are deployed on the site of the Tenant in question.

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SolarTrade - leasing yields

Step 4

You start earning

Success! Your solar panels are now generating carbon free electricity. This electricity is sold to the Tenant. Once the Tenant has settled their invoices, your earnings will be transfered to you. You can track the full process in real time on your personal SolarTrade account.


How to participate?


SolarTrade - register

Step 1

Register

Start by creating your SolarTrade account. Once your account has been approved, you are ready to participate in your first sustainable project.

SolarTrade - solar panel crowdsale

Step 2

Participate

Find a solar project that stirs you interest. Each project differs by location, size, risk level & leasing rewards. Purchase as many solar panels as you wish, starting from as low as $100. Each solar panel will be leased out to an entity, the Tenant, in SEA as described in the offer letter.

SolarTrade - solar panel installation

Step 3

We install the solar panels

Once the project is sold out, we proceed with the purchasing and installation of the solar panels. The solar panels are deployed on the site of the Tenant in question.

Traditional Container

SolarTrade - leasing yields

Step 4

You start earning

Success! Your solar panels are now generating carbon free electricity. This electricity is sold to the Tenant. Once the Tenant has settled their invoices, your earnings will be transfered to you. You can track the full process in real time on your personal SolarTrade account.


Our Focus Markets


South East Asia

A fast growing population

Still young...

30 years

Demanding more electricity

To double by 2040 to ...

2200 TWh

Emitting...

700 g of CO2 per kWh

2 x more than Europe
1.5 x more than USA

source

PhilippinesThe Philippines Highlighted

The Philippines is a tropical country, with a population of 100M, located in the South East Asian region and considered as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The country enjoys vast renewable energy resources but as of today these resources are vastly untapped, compared to its neighboring countries. Official data of world bank estimates the potential of solar power to be a daily average of 3.7-4.2 kWh per kWp, which is comparable to Southern France and Spain. Due to its favorable location and climate, aside from a slight dip during the rainy season, the electricity generated by solar panels is considerably constant over the year. Unfortunately, the country is suffering from the 2th highest electricity prices in the region due to the monopoly nature of its electricity markets and due to its difficult geography. Rates above 8 PHP (0.16 USD) per kWh are the standard and can reach easily 16PHP (0.32 USD) in remote areas. The problem is especially exacerbated for small entities, such as schools/offices/SME's, who have no way to negotiate better rates or have little capital to invest in their own electricity generation facilities.

SolarTrade’s mission is to empower these entities, with your help, by deploying small scale solar plants on their premise . As such, they will enjoy the benefits of solar power and more affordable rates without the need to deploy their own capital.

IndonesiaIndonesia Highlighted

Indonesia is located off the coast of the mainland of SEA. It consists out of more than seventeen thousand islands, a home for more than 260M people. It is by far the most populous country in SEA, and one of the youngest globally with an average of 29 years. The last decade saw its economy grow at a fast rate of >5% per annum, as such almost doubling its GDP over this period. It now holds the 16th spot on the global nominal GDP ranking, before Netherlands & Switzerland. This spectacular growth had tremendous effect on the local demand for electricity, which doubled during the last decade and is expected to triple once again in the next 20 years, as per the IEA. This growth combined with the difficult geography of the country has caused major stress on the electrical grid which currently leaves 20% of the population without access to reliable & affordable electricity. Diesel generators are therefore a common sight, especially around businesses that need reliable power and are located outside the main urban hubs. Generation cost of these diesel generators can easily reach up to 3000 IDR (0.2 USD) per kWh. Unlike the Philippines, Indonesia has been heavily subsidizing electricity & fuel, keeping electricity rates for customers that have access to the grid to a respectable level for the local population. However, this has led to major and unstainable government budget deficits and has kept the power industry from diversifying into renewable energy. It is common knowledge that the current grid rates will likely increase. With the drastic decrease of cost of solar equipment and a high solar potential, a daily average of 3.8-4.2 kWh per Kwp as per World bank, more and more businesses are turning to this alternative. Unfortunately, they usually lack the capital and have limited access to affordable capital to make the purchase.
It is these entities that SolarTrade will assist, with your help, by deploying small scale solar plants on their premise on a solar performance leasing agreement. As such they will enjoy the benefits of solar power and affordable electricity without the need for them to deploy their own capital.


Our Focus Markets


South East Asia

A fast growing population

Still young...

30 years

Demanding more electricity

To double by 2040 to ...

2200 TWh

Emitting...

700 g of CO2 per kWh

2 x more than Europe
1.5 x more than USA

source

pictureThe Philippines Highlighted

The Philippines is a tropical country, with a population of 100M, located in the South East Asian region and considered as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The country enjoys vast renewable energy resources but as of today these resources are vastly untapped, compared to its neighboring countries. Official data of world bank estimates the potential of solar power to be a daily average of 3.7-4.2 kWh per kWp, which is comparable to Southern France and Spain. Due to its favorable location and climate, aside from a slight dip during the rainy season, the electricity generated by solar panels is considerably constant over the year. Unfortunately, the country is suffering from the 2th highest electricity prices in the region due to the monopoly nature of its electricity markets and due to its difficult geography. Rates above 8 PHP (0.16 USD) per kWh are the standard and can reach easily 16PHP (0.32 USD) in remote areas. The problem is especially exacerbated for small entities, such as schools/offices/SME's, who have no way to negotiate better rates or have little capital to invest in their own electricity generation facilities.

SolarTrade’s mission is to empower these entities, with your help, by deploying small scale solar plants on their premise . As such, they will enjoy the benefits of solar power and more affordable rates without the need to deploy their own capital.

pictureIndonesia Highlighted

Indonesia is located off the coast of the mainland of SEA. It consists out of more than seventeen thousand islands, a home for more than 260M people. It is by far the most populous country in SEA, and one of the youngest globally with an average of 29 years. The last decade saw its economy grow at a fast rate of >5% per annum, as such almost doubling its GDP over this period. It now holds the 16th spot on the global nominal GDP ranking, before Netherlands & Switzerland. This spectacular growth had tremendous effect on the local demand for electricity, which doubled during the last decade and is expected to triple once again in the next 20 years, as per the IEA. This growth combined with the difficult geography of the country has caused major stress on the electrical grid which currently leaves 20% of the population without access to reliable & affordable electricity. Diesel generators are therefore a common sight, especially around businesses that need reliable power and are located outside the main urban hubs. Generation cost of these diesel generators can easily reach up to 3000 IDR (0.2 USD) per kWh. Unlike the Philippines, Indonesia has been heavily subsidizing electricity & fuel, keeping electricity rates for customers that have access to the grid to a respectable level for the local population. However, this has led to major and unstainable government budget deficits and has kept the power industry from diversifying into renewable energy. It is common knowledge that the current grid rates will likely increase. With the drastic decrease of cost of solar equipment and a high solar potential, a daily average of 3.8-4.2 kWh per Kwp as per World bank, more and more businesses are turning to this alternative. Unfortunately, they usually lack the capital and have limited access to affordable capital to make the purchase.

It is these entities that SolarTrade will assist, with your help, by deploying small scale solar plants on their premise on a solar performance leasing agreement. As such they will enjoy the benefits of solar power and affordable electricity without the need for them to deploy their own capital.