We often get asked about how we find and assess the solar companies we provide with loans through the platform.

Our company assessment process can be boiled down to 4 steps:

  1. Initial screening check
    This is to give us an idea if the company fits the requirements for funding and include information about their solar products, financial details and wishes regarding a potential Trine loan.
  2. Due diligence - phase one
    In this initial phase we investigate the company's track record, previous capital raises, sales numbers and so on. When we have all documents needed from the company we run our own proprietary risk assessment - assigning the partner with a company rating.
  3. Due diligence - phase two
    If the company gets through phase one we go to visit them on the ground. We meet with the management team as well as the company's customers to assess their operations first-hand. In particular we look at the company culture, customer service and quality of their current installations.  
  4. Investment Committee  
    This is the final step before a company gets offered a loan. All new potential partners needs to be presented at the Investment Committee in order to get approval for finalising the loan agreement. During the Investment Committee the loan size and other key details are decided. 

Once all of these steps have been cleared we can send a proposal of the loan agreement to the solar company and as soon as it's been signed by both parties the loan will be open for investors.

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