We provide investment and advisory for companies working in clean energy and climate in emerging markets – building on our leading track record in distributed solar in Africa.
We build long-term partnerships for scale – 80% of our investments have been to repeat clients.
We provide sectoral expertise and unique structuring capability.
"For many years, d.light and SunFunder have grown together, helping us reach over 100 million people. We appreciate their expertise and responsiveness, and we’re pleased to continue building a future of clean energy for all together."
Ned Tozun, d.light CEO
clean energy investments closed
investees across multiple investments
other investors syndicated
We can provide loans of $500k to $30m+ for companies ranging from global leaders to earlier-stage pioneers, in a wide range of clean energy and climate sectors, including distributed solar, storage, energy efficiency, low-carbon cooling, e-mobility, climate-smart agriculture and other innovative technologies.
Structuring and syndications
We have advised and led syndications for a range of companies, developing the right financing structures and minimizing the fundraising burden for our clients. We have secured co-investments from peers including responsAbility, Triodos and Oikocredit.
What we look for
We are a debt provider, and as such are looking for companies that have audited financials and at least 2 years of operational track record. We do not invest equity.
SunFunder can invest in companies and projects working in a broad range of clean energy and climate sectors, including manufacturers, distributors, developers and EPCs in segments that include off-grid solar, mini-grids, productive use, C&I solar, telecom ESCO, energy storage and efficiency, low-carbon cooling, e-mobility and climate-smart agriculture.
We require you to have Environmental, Social and Governance policies in place – and can help you implement them if you don’t – and require off-grid solar companies to have committed to the GOGLA Consumer Protection Code.