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Solar Micro-finance Venture

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Bay Area entrepreneur Ryan Levinson has started a great new venture called SunFunder, which uses crowd-sourcing to fund solar initiatives in far-flung parts of the world where electricity is a scarce and precious commodity. One such community is the Solar Village in Palawan. I made a modest investment in this project and recently learned that the project had been completely funded, and my investment has already earned a repayment (which can be reinvested) and “impact points.” See www.SunFunder.com.

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green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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