Crowdfunding is a hot topic these days. Passing fad or genuine threat to the venture capital industry - the jury is still out. I've seen renewable energy focused platforms before, but this new one seems interesting in that they're also funding new early-stage tech startups. We'll see if they get any traction from startups. Could be a nice repository of investor-worthy clean tech companies if so.
GridShare, a new renewable energy crowdfunding platform, has just launched and they are targeting all aspects of clean tech by facilitating debt, equity and donations based funding.