In association with GreenSheep
Join the Fintech revolution a world-first Fintech platform
for South Africans to generate wealth
One of the most exciting economic trends of recent times is using technology to make money with the things you own. Uber is the best example. A person owns a car and sells lifts to people who need them. Uber doesn't own the car, it just provides the platform that puts the driver (asset owner) in touch with the person who needs a lift, as well as taking care of the payment. You can now make an income from this concept by owning assets other than cars – and without you having to do the work. In a world first, FedGroup, in association with GreenSheep, is introducing the concept of direct ownership. We offer you the ownership of a range of assets for your personal wealth creation.
How it works?
Our First Project: Solar Panels
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Our first direct ownership project offering is solar panels. We chose this project so you can help to save the environment while making an income. These solar panels can be purchased easily through our online platform. Once we have sold 70% of the total panels, they are installed on the roof of a commercial or industrial property as part of a solar facility. This facility consists of your panel and those of everyone else who purchased one for that particular site. FedGroup installs your panel into the system and then manages, maintains and insures it on your behalf.
Your panel generates electricity, which saves costs for the landlord, who in turn pays you a rental for the use of your panel. The building landlord saves money, you earn money. Simple.
Internal Rate of Return
What is My Expected Financial Return?
The rental you are paid for your panel is determined by its performance, which means that you are earning less on a cloudy day than on a sunny one. We therefore looked at weather patterns over the last 20 years to ensure the viability of the project. We then compared this data with the performance of the panels at our pilot site to project an internal rate of return of over 11% per year. This calculation takes into account the fact that your income rises as the energy price rises, as well as the cost of purchasing your panel. Because this is a green project, you can also apply for a tax benefit, further boosting your returns.
Is there a guaranteed rate of return?
No, because your income is based on the energy generated by your solar panels, your monthly income will be variable. Most forms of wealth creation, such as stock market investments, or renting out a flat to a tenant, cannot guarantee a rate of return. Direct Ownership is a great way to diversify your portfolio along with other wealth creation options. You also have the option of purchasing multiple panels across various sites, spreading your returns and risk. At the end of the lease agreement, we provide a guaranteed buyback offer of R1 000 per solar panel.
What are the steps once I decide to buy a solar panel?
- You purchase your solar panel on our online platform
- Once 70% of the panels are sold, they are installed on the site
- The site goes live and you start earning a monthly rental income