How it Works

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The Sun Exchange approach to monetising sunshine can be broken down into a few simple steps.


1. Sourcing and Evaluation

Once Sun Exchange identifies a business or organisation that wants to go solar, our team of solar engineers work with local construction partners to carefully evaluate the proposed solar project for economic and technical viability, as well as social and environmental responsibility.

2. Solar Project Crowdsale

Once a solar project is approved, we host a crowdsale online through our buy-to-lease solar marketplace, selling the solar cells that will be installed in the project to our global community of 6,500+ Sun Exchange members. Any individual or organisation, anywhere in the world, can sign up to be a Sun Exchange member and purchase solar cells for as little as ZAR60 per cell.

3. Solar Project Installation

Once all solar cells sell out (they go quick!) and the crowdsale is complete, we work with local construction partners to build and install the solar project. Installation typically takes 4-6 weeks.

4. Electricity and Income Generation

Once the installation is complete, the solar plant starts generating electricity, and solar cell owners start earning a monthly income based on the electricity produced, paid optionally in local currency or Bitcoin (BTC).

1. Sourcing and Evaluation

Once Sun Exchange identifies a business or organisation that wants to go solar, our team of solar engineers work with local construction partners to carefully evaluate the proposed solar project for economic and technical viability, as well as social and environmental responsibility.

2. Solar Project Crowdsale

Once a solar project is approved, we host a crowdsale online through our buy-to-lease solar marketplace, selling the solar cells that will be installed in the project to our global community of 6,500+ Sun Exchange members. Any individual or organisation, anywhere in the world, can sign up to be a Sun Exchange member and purchase solar cells for as little as ZAR60 per cell.

3. Solar Project Installation

Once all solar cells sell out (they go quick!) and the crowdsale is complete, we work with local construction partners to build and install the solar project. Installation typically takes 4-6 weeks.

4. Electricity and Income Generation

Once the installation is complete, the solar plant starts generating electricity, and solar cell owners start earning a monthly income based on the electricity produced, paid optionally in local currency or Bitcoin (BTC).

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