根据融资总额和融资项目总数，我们为您列出了几个表现最突出的几个可再生能源众筹平台。其中，融资项目总数包括已完成的融资项目和正在寻求融资的项目。仅一年时间，该领域"五大平台"的融资总额就已翻了四番，总额已达1.44亿英镑，而去年总额才仅仅是3100万英镑。Trillion Fund的平台表现尤为突出，而去年仅位居第四。我们对24家平台进行了综合评判，结果显示欧洲国家一路领先，可再生能源众筹平台新增17家，而美国仅位列第七。大部分排名领先的欧洲国家平台总部都设于德国，市场活跃度紧随其后的是英国和荷兰。目前，仅有少数发达国家开设此类平台，但是，在不久的将来，市场将有望迅速扩展至世界各国，例如芬兰的Joukon Voima和意大利的Fundera。
Crowdfunding has become increasingly important as a source of financing for renewable energy, and the platforms are starting to make a real difference.
Which are the most important platforms?
Where are they based?
What is the amount raised so far and the number of projects funded?
At last year's edition of the Renewable Energy Crowdfunding conference, we were introduced to crowdfunding, the financial innovation that bridges the gap between financing demand and supply for renewable energy projects. Since last year, crowdfunding has proved that it is here to stay, with today's industry landscape in a constant state of motion. New platforms have been established, existing ones have grown significantly, and some have disappeared.
The tables below show the top leaders of renewable energy crowdfunding, ranked according to amount raised and projects listed - both those that are fully funded and those still seeking funds. The total amount of money raised by the 'Big 5′ has more than quadrupled in one year's time, today totaling €144 million compared to €31 million last year. Trillion Fund's achievement is particularly remarkable, considering they occupied fourth place last year. From our comprehensive overview of 24 platforms, we can see that Europe takes the lead with 17 renewable energy crowdfunding platforms established, while the USA lists at number 7. Most of the top European platforms are based in Germany, while the UK and the Netherlands follow as the most active markets. Currently, only select countries are hosting platforms, but several upcoming platforms are expected to expand the market geographically in the near future, such as Joukon Voima in Finland or Fundera in Italy.
It is interesting to note that renewable energy crowdfunding platforms based in Europe and North America are increasingly interested in the development of community projects, as well as projects in emerging markets. This trend underlines clearly the catalytic role that crowdfunding plays in funding renewable energy development in regions and markets that need it the most but which often cannot afford it. For instance, KIVA has a category specifically devoted to renewable energy projects and in this way helps to address the 1.3 billion people still eagerly waiting for access to electricity. The future of crowdfunding promises to be exciting, with new platforms being set up and ambitious projects being launched, such us Citizenergy, the first attempt for a pan-European platform to connect investors and projects from all over Europe.
Top 5 Crowdfunding Platforms ranked by number of projects*
* number of projects that have already been funded + the number of projects that are currently open on the platform for funding