As a for-profit, social and environmental impact company, Trine makes money in two different ways:
When a loan becomes fully-funded through Trine, the solar company will pay Trine a one-time fee for arranging the loan. This fee is mostly determinate by the size of the loan, used to cover our cost of due diligence and funding the loan.
Trine also takes a management fee, which is a percentage on the total loan. The solar company pays this throughout the payback period to cover operational costs.