RE-volv lets people put solar on the places they care about, giving them a way to take direct action on climate change. We’re building a global network of clean energy supporters, creating a cultural paradigm shift, and tangibly combatting climate change by reducing carbon emissions.
Nonprofit organizations and worker-owned cooperatives lack access to traditional solar finance, and we want to see solar energy being used in every community across the nation. That’s why we started this pay-it-forward model for solar energy: so every donation can go further, build more solar, and strengthen more communities around the United States.
RE-volv crowdfunds tax-deductible donations to cover the upfront costs of a solar installation for a nonprofit or co-op.
When a person donates to a RE-volv crowdfunding campaign for a particular solar project, the impact each dollar has doesn’t stop when the panels are installed.
Community-serving nonprofits and co-ops pay nothing up front for the solar energy system. But over time, they pay RE-volv back through a lease with interest, just like you would lease a car. They're also paying less money than they would have paid their local utility for electricity, because RE-volv guarantees savings of around 15% each month.
All of those lease payments are reinvested into solar projects for other places we care about—our schools, places of faith, nature centers—across the country, creating a revolving fund that grows and grows with time.
We call this fund the Solar Seed Fund.