Why Regulation A Offering Matters to Rayton Solar
The Regulation A Offering method of investment allows smaller investors to purchase equity in private companies. Regulation A allows growth companies like Rayton Solar to exchange shares for an investment of up to $50 million from the public, not just from accredited investors. This form of investing is critical to our mission of providing clean energy solutions to the masses through cost-efficient solar cell manufacturing.
Financing Innovative Clean Technology
This new method of investing is vital for clean energy and can kickstart capital-intensive solar technology. Despite the critical need for renewable energy capital and the potential for ROI, the clean technology industry is suffering from lack of investment. A prime example of this is the manufacturer of new innovative hardware to address climate change. With Regulation A+ Financing, companies previously unable to further innovation on their own now have the necessary funding to begin production thanks to the democratization of investment and the rise of equity-based crowdfunding.
Rayton Solar: One of the Fastest Growing Solar Companies
The solar industry grew to nearly double its size from 2015 to 2016. And with just two percent of U.S. electricity currently coming from solar power, that trend could continue on for years to come.
Preparations are underway to receive a particle accelerator in the first half of 2018 and commence production on our pilot line. Rayton Solar is already experimenting with high-efficiency gallium arsenide solar cells that consist of a thin two-micron layer of GaAs film exfoliated from an ingot using an ion-cutting technique.
Thanks to continued support through equity-based crowdfunding efforts, the company is now uniquely positioned to positively impact the solar energy industry by substantially reducing solar manufacturing costs.
Solar Energy Resources
With new manufacturing technologies emerging and an emphasis on growth in the American solar energy sector – investing in solar projects will continue to increase. Utility customers looking to fulfill their solar needs ahead of the tariffs imposed in early 2018 will play a major role in US-based manufacturing. The solar industry could see a rise in market values as the trend towards America solar energy manufacturing is projected to rise. In the U.S., the solar industry currently employs more individuals than the coal, gas, and oil industries combined. Solar will only get cheaper as manufacturing and installation continue to increase on American soil.
Here’s a breakdown of how the tariffs will impact the future of solar energy:
Breakthrough Solar Energy Technology
The solar industry grew by 50% in 2017. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) expects between 94 GW and 111 GW to be installed in 2018, and further growth to 107 GW to 121 GW in 2019. This upward trend presents a massive high-growth opportunity for potential investors. The industry is primed for impact investors who want to achieve a high return while backing a massive mission to save the environment. Rayton Solar is on the cutting-edge of the solar industry. The company is uniquely positioned to positively impact the industry by substantially reducing current costs. Investors have the opportunity to partake in a rapidly growing industry and to support a needed solution to transition to sustainability. While some solar manufacturers will see raw materials get pricier due to the tariffs, the scale and efficiency of a US-based solar company like Rayton Solar may offset the tariffs. Rayton Solar uses a patented approach to producing the most cost-effective solar cells. Our particle accelerator technology has the unique ability to eliminate up to 95% of kerf loss during the production process. Often, kerf loss during manufacturing is a huge source of solar material waste when using conventional wire cutting methods. The thickness of current silicon solar cells ranges between 150 to 200 microns, but Rayton’s cells are only 2 to 3 microns thick using high efficient gallium arsenide cells. The thin solar cells, which are highly flexible and lightweight, make for easy integration in various solar energy applications.
Investing in a Bright Future for Solar Energy
Rayton Solar is awaiting delivery of a particle accelerator from Phoenix Nuclear Labs to its new headquarters located in “Silicon Beach” i.e. Santa Monica, California. There, the initial phase I, in-house pilot line production of solar cell electronics will begin. In the interim, we continue to make progress by investing in research and development. We will continue to test this valuable, cost-effective ion implantation technology in future solar applications, in solar-powered cars and, eventually, utility-scale solar projects across the country. This valuable technology also leaves the door open to manufacturing solar cells comprised of varying solar semiconductor materials.