Questions & answers

Here you’ll find answers to some of the questions you might have. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, or need us to clarify something further, please drop us a line.

Bright Sunday

What’s the idea behind Bright Sunday?

Bright Sunday is all about reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The burning of coal, natural gas, and oil for electricity and heat is still the largest single source of global CO2 emissions. That’s why switching to renewable energy is one of the most important things we can do to stop global warming. And we’re in a hurry. Bright Sunday was started to help make that switch as quickly as possible.

And what exactly do you do?

We do two things:

1. We bring solar panels to companies on select markets (currently Portugal and Italy), free of charge. They don’t need to make any upfront investment. Instead they pay a fee to use the electricity produced by the panels at a very favorable price, usually around 10 percent below the current market price. By doing so, we relieve them of their dependence on costly and carbon emitting fossil energy.

2. We offer ordinary people and companies all over the world the opportunity to make low risk investments in solar energy. They get a sound return on their investment (typically 4%)  while at the same time making their contribution to significantly reducing CO2 emissions on a global scale.

Which markets do you operate in?

We are currently setting up Host Company operations in Portugal and Italy. Soon we will hopefully be able to include a few more countries, since there are many companies around the globe who want renewable energy at a competitive price. As soon as we enter new markets, they will be listed on the site.

Our Enablers are so far people and companies based in Sweden, but investors from all over the world are more than welcome. Bright Sunday is all about democratizing solar energy on a global level and the climate does not care where you’re from, as long a you contribute to cutting CO2 emissions.

Who owns Bright Sunday?

Bright Sunday is a privately held company, based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in 2015 by a team of five entrepreneurs who are also the partners of the company. Our projects are financed by private investors as well as companies. Contact us for more information about investment opportunities, terms and our current projects.

Hosts

What is a Host Company?

A Host Company is company in an area that gets a lot of sunshine with room for solar panels on their roof or a nearby location. If the right conditions are met Bright Sunday will install and operate solar panels free of charge for a host. The Host Company will pay a fee to use the energy generated from the panels. Right now we are looking for Host Companies that are interested in hosting solar panels that will deliver from 10 000 kWh/month and upwards.

How do I become a host?

The first step is to contact us. We need to know a bit about your business and your facility before we can make you a concrete offer. Things like where you’re located, how much capacity you are looking to install and some other things. Please use the contact form.

Is there a lot of paperwork?

No, and that’s just one thing that will make your life a bit easier. Since Bright Sunday is the owner of the panels, we take care of all that stuff. You simply sign a contract with us and we’ll handle contacts and the necessary paperwork with authorities, utilities, landlords etc.

What happens if a panel breaks?

As the owner of the solar panels Bright Sunday is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the system on your facility. Solar panels generally require very little maintenance and most panels are warrantied for 25 years (can you think of one other thing you own which has a warranty like that?). In other words you should expect minimum trouble, in fact even less since it’s our job to handle it.

How much will my energy costs drop?

Before we know how much of you overall electricity consumption we can replace with electricity generated by Bright Sunday solar panels, that’s difficult to say. On the other hand, what we definitely can say is that on average the solar panels we install will deliver electricity at 10% below the current market price for electricity from conventional energy sources. So, the more panels you install, the more you will be able to lower you energy costs.

Can I buy solar panels from you?

No, we are not a wholesales operation. We install and operate solar power systems at our Host Companies. The systems are financed by our Enablers, giving them the opportunity to make a low risk green investment that will contribute to the proliferation of solar energy and replacement of CO2-intensive fossil fuels. That being said, at any given time our Host Companies can buy our solar panels, as set out in the terms of our contract.

Do you handle storage as well?

Currently no. The battery technology need to be developed some more before we can make it work on the market. That said, we’re excited to add it to our model once we get there. In fact, Bright Sunday will benefit from letting our Hosts be able to use as much energy themselves, which means we all win by adding storage. Stay tuned!

Enablers

What is an enabler?

If you are a company or an individual that invests in a Bright Sunday solar energy project, we’ll call you an enabler. Your investment, no matter how big or small, will finance new solar panels that significantly benefits the climate. Equally important, we’ll give you a chance to make a profit while doing it.

How do I become an Enabler?

It’s easy. At the moment we are limited to accepting investments from € 10 000 and more. Get in touch with us and we’ll tell you everything you need to know. And soon we will open up Bright Sunday for Enablers of all sizes. If you want us to get back to you once we launch our enabler offer for everyone, sign up at the bottom of the Enabler section.

How much money will I make?

Our solar panels are a low risk green investment that will give you a solid return on investment (typically 4%). And no matter how big or small your investment, all your money will be used in a way that directly benefits the climate.

Who owns the panels?

In short: Bright Sunday. We handle everything, from purchase to installation and operations. The Host Company signs a contract with us and pays a fee to use the electricity produced by the panels, of which you get your share as an investor.

Can I use the solar power produced?

No, the electricity generated by the panels is consumed by the host that has the solar panels sitting on their property. However, the climate benefits since we use the panels to replace CO2-intensive fossil fuels. And you not only get to keep the return on your investment. Should you want to, you could get in front of the very solar panel you made happen and snap a photo. It’s there because of you and we can all thank you for it.