Trine, established in 2015 and headquartered in Gothenburg, is an online platform that links investors with impactful solar energy venture in emerging markets. It aims to hasten the global shift to renewable energy by presenting a unique crowdfunding approach that enables individuals to fund solar projects delivering clean power to underserved communities. Through a user- friendly interface, investors can explore a curated array of solar initiatives, contributing as little as $25 to generate renewable energy, local employment, and decreased carbon emissions.
Trine emphasizes transparency, offering comprehensive project data, including financial forecasts, technical details, and projected environmental and economic benefits. After projects reach full funding, Trine facilitates implementation, management, and maintenance of solar systems. With a history of successful projects and a growing community of environmentally conscious investors, Trine bridges the gap between financial resources and renewable energy initiatives. To date, Trine has invested over €85 million across 20+ countries in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America, boasting 13,500+ registered investors actively participating on the platform. This signifies Trine’s significant role in promoting global sustainability.
Trine is dedicated to more than just generating financial returns; we’re committed to making a positive social impact too. Our mission is to empower every individual, enabling them to contribute to global betterment with even a modest investment starting at €25. We cater to a segment in solar that often go unnoticed by local banks. We are also exploring other sectors which can make a huge impact on the environment and society.
We offer a comprehensive range of financial solutions to C&I companies, catering to both junior and senior debt requirements. Additionally, we have plans to enhance our product portfolio by introducing equity investments in the future.
Trine’s main target customers are Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Government (B2G). Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies or solar power developers (including managers and operators) serving other commercial and industrial customers, as well as municipalities are of interest. Trine’s focus is on investment for project realization. Trine is actively investigating potential sectors and investment opportunities within the renewable energy field
Why is India?
Being one of the fastest-growing economies and likely among a handful of nations making progress towards renewable energy investment targets, India’s recent growth in the renewable energy sector is truly commendable. Despite the significant strides that have been made, this progress only scratches the surface, akin to the visible tip of an iceberg. While the financial sector remains well-established, there are still segments that are being overlooked by domestic institutions. We are presently engaged with a select group of borrowers in the nation and are eager to broaden our presence even further.
Sam Manaberi: Founder and CEO
Stephen Stakhiv: Chief Investment Officer
Mohit Soni: Investment Lead