Crowdinvesting is in vogue, the first platforms are specializing
At bettervest.de, companies, municipalities, associations and other institutions can obtain financing for their planned energy efficiency projects by presenting their project on the bettervest Internet platform. Energy efficiency projects are projects in which energy is saved, e.g. new lighting or heating is installed. Recently, we have also begun financing projects that combine renewable energy generation, such as photovoltaics, with energy efficiency. Project owners can immediately reduce their energy use, lower CO2 emissions as well as save costs. The project owners receive the necessary investment capital through the support of the crowd, who can invest amounts starting at 50 euros in the projects on our platform by means of a subordinated loan. All necessary contracts and processes are automatically coordinated by the platform or by bettervest employees.
The investors can participate very easily. First you have to register at www.bettervest.de , where you only have to enter your address, birthday and email address. Then you can view details of the offered projects on the platform. If you are interested in investing, you can make the investment by a few clicks. It is necessary to read and accept the investment contract, risk warnings, general terms and conditions and re-instruction, in case of acceptance the investment is binding. The mentioned documents are automatically generated by the platform, upon investment closing they are sent to the investor by mail together with an investment information. Then you still have two weeks to withdraw from the contract. However, if you want to continue being an investor, you pay the investment amount to the escrow account specified in the mail and contract. In the internal customer area every investor can find all information about his investments.
bettervest coordinates and organizes the entire process of project funding from the first meeting with the project owner to the control of the last loan repayment and communicates it to each investor. If desired, bettervest supports the project owners even from the idea of an implementation, that is, then we even send the energy consultant and implementation company of our confidence to the inventory.
On bettervest.de only such projects are financed which are ecologically meaningful and so high cost and energy savings can obtain that they amortize themselves in maximally 10 years inklsuive interest and bettervest fee. Investors receive an annual return of 5- 10% and are repaid their investment by the end of the term. The term is measured by the amortization period. The return on investment is determined by the project owner in advance. Savings, and therefore payback time, are projected for each project by a certified energy consultant. Thus, all parties involved can be sure that the projects are worthwhile and that the investment can be paid back by the savings. In the end, everyone benefits.