This Article explains how the entrepreneurial efforts and the upcoming changes in crowdfunding law will allow for more successful renewable energy projects in the United States. Part II examines the renewable energy market, its relevance, and the United States' transition from traditional non-renewable energy production to renewable energy production. Part III covers the general methods of energy financing from both public and private sources and how they have been utilized in typical energy financing structures. Part IV explains how an entrepreneur, utilizing the new rules on crowdfunding, can address the existing deficiencies in financing renewable energy projects. Part V explores the current federal legal status of crowdfunding. Part VI highlights some alternative methods other than crowdfunding to fund renewable energy projects. Finally, Part VII concludes the discussion.
How Entrepreneurs Can Crowdfund Renewable Energy Projects,
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