The Sustainable Development Goals and Sun Fund’s Producer-to-Investor Platform
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are 17 economic and societal goals put forth by the United Nations in order to guide all societies towards development that causes less harm. Sun Fund is uniquely positioned to be the world’s partner in deploying renewable energy investment, which helps support realizing several of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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It is crucial to include these goals in mind as universally as possible. Future generations deserve even better peace, abundance, and stability than present generations have become accustomed to. As our world barrels towards 2 degree-or-more climate change, we must manage meeting ever-increasing energy demand responsibly.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says renewable energy must grow six-fold globally in order to halt climate change 2 degrees Celcius.
While preventing disasters associated with climate change will require myriad changes in behavior at all levels, Sun Fund’s Producer-to-Investor Platform (PIP) is a force multiplier for all stakeholders in the fight against climate change.
The PIP is an investment platform that takes down barriers to renewable energy investment and promotes worldwide renewable energy adoption.
Market conditions have readily supported investment in utility-scale renewable energy projects. Sun Fund’s PIP empowers the world to engage small-to-medium sized renewable energy project investment, thus growing a vastly under-developed sector.
Any investor will be able to invest fractionally or wholly in renewable investment projects worldwide.
The PIP resolves two key barriers that have been holding back the small-to-medium sized renewable energy market:
- Average investors don’t know why or how they should invest in renewable energy.
- High startup costs for small-to-medium-sized projects.
Why and How the PIP Facilitates Renewable Energy Investment
The renewable energy sector, especially solar, has been growing. Solar now more powerful and scalable than ever. Wealthy investors to-date have been able to take advantage of long-term, profitably specified renewable energy investment projects that are profitably specified, backed by real estate, and pay in the form of Power Purchase Agreements, which specify the profits associated with a project from its outset that can last for decades.
Sun Fund now brings these opportunities to all investors via the PIP.
The PIP Drives Down Renewable Energy Project Startup Costs:
The Sustainable Development Goals Are in Closer Reach
Startup costs associated with renewable energy costs will be lowered by storing due diligence, asset performance, credit rating and more information on a blockchain-based distributed ledger. As an Internet-of-Things platform, the appliance tied to the project can perceive changes in performance and if needs are, dispatch maintenance requests and resolve billing.
- Investors of all kinds, for the first time, will have risks and benefits associated with each project provided in an easy-to-use and understand user-interface. Investors will be able to spread their investment across a range of assets or in a single asset to distribute risk and to help realize their investment goals.
- Producers will have similar transparency to investors and will become preferred providers of installations based on performance ratings.
- Consumers will have cleaner energy, and savings. (This is especially true in emerging markets where diesel fuel generators eat into a significant portion of income, as well as add greenhouse gases to the environment.)
Sun Fund’s PIP is flexible and powerful enough that people can invest in their own renewable energy projects that serve them directly, or simply choose from a variety of projects worldwide to encourage infrastructure growth, resilience, and greater prosperity.
How the PIP Helps The World Meet Sustainable Development Goals
Here is a brief guide illuminating how greater renewable energy adoption via the PIP supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It also shows how Sun Fund is your ideal partner for global clean energy investment, and fossil fuel divestment, in order to fight climate change.
Sustainable Development Goal 7
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
The PIP directly and wholly addresses #7 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition to growing the sector worldwide, renewable energy projects may have optional battery backup systems along with solar panels. This means that using energy after sundown is viable for home heating and powering transportation, two sectors that comprise 80% of fossil fuel consumption worldwide.
Renewable energy sources are cheaper for the consumer.
Iceland is now 100% powered by renewable energy sources, and Portugal drew 104% of its power generation from renewable energy sources. Many countries, especially those that would be more readily impacted by sea rise driven by climate change, are committing to the more rapid adoption of renewable energy sources.
The PIP also works in contexts of state subsidies as well as without state subsidies.
Sustainable Development Goal 8
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Some of the United States that are affected by tariffs on imported solar panels are proposing legislation to remove the tariffs due to the threat of job loss.
Thousands of jobs are in place and many more would be available worldwide with the growth of the small-to-medium-sized renewable energy project sector.
In addition, renewable energy investment aims to create abundance for all stakeholders: investors, producers, and consumers alike.
Sustainable Development Goal 9
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Centralized power systems are vulnerable to hacking by both lone-wolf and nation-state attacks. Last-mile problems for distribution can also be very expensive.
A decentralized system in addition to centralized power allows greater redundancy, stability, and continuity for societies struck by disaster or war.
In addition, demand spikes in manufacturing are highly costly events that can cost thousands. A battery-backup supply associated with renewable energy projects can help save money and also be supportive of the unfortunate events of power outages caused by any reason.
Savings promoted by renewable energy adoption can also be rolled into areas such as innovation, maintenance, and upgrades.
Sustainable Development Goal 13
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
There are many guides for everyone, at any level, to take immediate action. The more you do, the easier it gets.
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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Our actions on land directly affect the oceans and marine life. A portion of the Great Barrier Reef, known for corals that foster marine life, has died as a direct result of sudden sea temperature rise caused by greenhouse gasses and global warming.
A rapid proliferation of renewable energy assets may help curb the speed of global warming. Sun Fund’s platform is the best option for the world to rapidly enter renewable energy investment and proliferate renewable energy projects.
Sustainable Development Goal 15
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
It’s obvious greenhouse gasses are affecting all forms of life on Earth to greater and lesser extent now, to a greater extent if we proceed on the course we’re on. Desertification and destruction caused by more powerful storms, in addition to ocean rise, can only be defeated in a context where the Earth has a chance to re-balance the ecosystem in the absence of a proliferation of fossil fuel combustion.
Sun Fund investment makes that easier for everyone.
Sustainable Development Goal 16
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Reduction of consumption of fossil fuels can lead to less competition for oil resources. Would the world not be a better place were oil wars a thing of the past? Healthy interdependence among nations is admirable and even desirable.
Energy independence is not only of ecological importance, but it is of strategic importance for all nations.
Sustainable Development Goal 17
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
By providing appropriate economic incentives for all stakeholders, the PIP uniquely, absolutely, and rapidly will strengthen and provide a decentralized means of implementing renewable energy investment. Communities, sub-communities, and individuals can invest in themselves, or ask others to invest in their communities.
Sun Fund’s PIP is truly the world’s partner in renewable energy development.