Blu Opportunity

Blu Opportunity

Disrupting the solar loans market through an innovative lending platform

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Security Type
Technology, Financial Services, Retail
Min Investment
Berkeley, CA
Expected Close Date
April 29, 2024
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Short Term Debt
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Long Term Debt
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Key Deal Facts

Revolutionizing solar loans! Ending predatory practices, boosting residential solar adoption
Backed by Blu Banyan, a solar software leader – setting industry standards with U.S. Dept. of Energy
Massive 2024 pipeline: $6.5B in solar projects lined up with Blu Banyan clients
Strong momentum: Installers soft commit $300M+ for 4,500+ solar projects in 2024
Proven platform: Blu Banyan’s SolarSuccess powered $4.6B solar projects in 2023
U.S. residential solar market soaring! $17B+ by 2030, only 3% of homes powered, financing vital
Committed to rewarding you: Planned dividends and growing share value
Expert team: Decades of experience in solar, tech, and finance industries

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Jan Rippingale Co-Founder & CEOFounder & CEO at Blu Banyan, driving the digital transformation of the solar industry.
Co-Chair, Orange Button Workgroup - US Department of Energy Orange Button Initiative.
Member Board of Directors - SunSpec Alliance.
10+ years in the solar industry., John CheneyCo-Founder & DirectorCEO & Co-Founder, Enera Power & Silverado Power - among the largest solar developers in the US with 3GW pipeline (400mw PPAs). Sold control of the portfolio to FirTree (holding co. FTP Solar dba sPower) for $920M; led to the sale of AES/AIM Co. for $1.66B, Sriram DasCo-Founder & DirectorManaging Director at Das & Co, a New York based family office, specializing in sustainability, technology, and emerging markets.
Manages real estate fund in India investing over $200M in the last 10 years., Ben Bassett Chief Operating OfficerWith technology sales leadership for the last 15 years, Ben is an industry expert in tech sales and partnership execution. He has led channel partner initiatives at companies such as Paystand and Quantum., Matthew Kronwald Chief of StaffMatthew is the Chief of Staff at Blu Opportunity. Most recently he served as both CRO and COO for Titan Solar Power (#1 Residential Rooftop Solar Contractor in the US). Grew Titan from $300 million to $1 billion+ in 2021 and 2022.
Amount Raised : $175,800
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