Published on Apr 8, 2013
To learn more about Mosaic and invest directly in a solar energy project, visit https://joinmosaic.com
Mosaic is an online marketplace that makes it easy for anyone to invest directly in solar energy projects. Investors earn competitive returns, community centers and other institutions save money on their electricity bills, and we all benefit from more clean energy. Mosaic's mission is to open up clean energy investing to the public and fundamentally change the way energy is financed. Imagine a future in which we don't just consume energy, but create it. That's true power, for and by the people.
Billy Parish: Our vision is clean energy abundance for and by the people. We're seeing a huge shift in our energy mix from fossil fuels to clean energy and we've built a platform to allow people to participate in and benefit from that transition. Mosaic connects investors with high quality solar projects. Those projects are built, generate electricity, which they then sell and the revenue goes towards paying the investors back
Patrick Crane: You get to build up a portfolio just like a real investor would. You get to browse projects, you get to actually pick the ones you want a piece of, you invest, and get a return and over time this portfolio builds, and to see an all new online bank account, with the proceeds of having distributed clean energy around the country, around the world, thats an exciting new web product.
Billy Parish: Some of the first projects we did were in Oakland with some amazing community organizations like the Youth Employment Partnership (YEP).
Michele Clark: Mosaic is one of the best things that has happened to YEP. They allowed us to add solar to our facility and now we'll be able to bring to bring sustainability and solar education to over a thousand teens a year
Billy Parish: These projects are going to save those organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars on their utility bills, which they can put back into the amazing programs that they offer.
Jakada Imani: So many times there's incredible projects to be done in our community, incredible infrastructure, things we can do to actually turn peoples' lives around, but we're sitting on the sideline, waiting for the money, what Mosaic does is put the power in the hands of people, to add a little bit of dollars here and there, that stack up and add up, put people back into the labor market, put people back to work doing the work that needs to be done.
Nikki Henderson: So i have a 401k and i try to invest but i have no idea what that money does, no idea what it's funding, no idea whether it's good or bad, and so when I logged on to the Mosaic website and actually made my investment, it was so amazing to know that that money was going to projects that are actually caring for the community that I live in.
Billy Parish: We believe that the fastest way to build the clean energy economy is to allow more people to participate in it and to benefit from it. So come check us out at joinmosaic.com and invest in clean energy solutions.