UK investors are faced with a fundamental problem around solar, in that the sun does not shine that much.
Better, then, to invest in a country where the sun shines. This introduces problems in how investors get their money back.
One company hoping to have cracked this puzzle is Sun Exchange. The company was established in South Africa in 2015.
Sun Exchange allows an investor from anywhere in the world to buy solar cells and have them installed on buildings in South Africa. Power generated is then sold to residents, with bills being paid to backers. The company acts as an intermediary,…