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Solar Energy – Vertically Integrated


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Sun Fund



185 Plains Road Suite 100E
Milford, CT 06461


Michael Licamele
Michael Licamele
President & Director

Michael has been President & Director of Sun Fund Renewables Inc. since inception. Michael has also been President of MSL Group Inc. for over 25 years (1988-2017), where he has been engaged in the business of energy project finance and development as well as real estate development. He has led the development of over 50 megawatts of solar projects in the past three years. Previously he received the national 2012 Award of Excellence in Program Innovation by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Partnered with Bridgeport Housing First Collaborative & Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport, Mike helped to cut chronic homelessness in Bridgeport by 50%. He received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at new York University and a BS in Foreign Service from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Mike was recently interviewed by the local press to discuss a community solar project he developed and also received a Certificate of Recognition from the United States Senate for his pioneering work in renewable energy and affordable housing.

Scott Licamele
Scott Licamele
Senior Vice President

Scott has been Senior Vice President of Sun Fund Renewables Inc. since inception. Scott has also been Senior Vice President of Business Development at MSL Group, Inc. since January 2011 where he has been engaged in the business of energy project finance and development. He has an extensive background in emerging capital markets, equity research and asset management. He was previously a Senior Emerging Markets Broker with Sberbank CIB in New York (the largest financial institution in Eastern Europe), where he advised US institutional investors on emerging markets equity investments (2011-2015). Prior to that he was Director of Equity Research at Red Star Asset Management, a Greenwich, CT based hedge fund focused on emerging markets equities (2009-2011). Scott received a B.A. in European History from Bard College and an M.A. in International Finance & Banking from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York. He is fluent in Russian and has worked extensively in the former Soviet Union in various capacities. Scott has appeared frequently on financial news networks, such as Bloomberg Television and was quoted in the local press regarding the renewable energy market. Scott is a volunteer on the Weston, Connecticut Sustainability Committee.

Bryan Wilson - Vice President of Operations

Bryan Wilson - Vice President of Operations

Vice President of Operations

Bryan has been Vice President of Operations at MSL Group since 2011 where he has been engaged in the business of energy finance and development. Earlier in his career, Bryan worked with Mo Vaughn (of the Boston Red Sox) to create and manage the Mo Vaughn Youth Development Program (M.V.Y.D.P). Bryan was instrumental in facilitating Mo Vaughn’s profitable marketing campaigns, including endorsements, promotions and appearances for Pepsi Cola, Co., Stateline Potato Chips, Reebok, Adidas, Sprint PCS, Tommy Hilfiger, Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus. He was also a cofounder of Wilson & Smith Associates, which provided services for Sean “Puffy” Combs a.k.a “P.Diddy.” He set up and managed a nonprofit youth program in Harlem. Bryan received a BA from Teikyo Post University in Waterbury, CT on a four year athletic scholarship as their star point guard.

Ron Little - Project Manager

Ron Little - Project Manager

Project Manager

Ron has been with MSL Group since 2014. He is a seasoned project manager & trainer, successful in identifying performance gaps and providing solutions resulting in efficient project execution and improved job performance. He has worked in healthcare, telecommunications and higher education. Ron received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. from Fairfield University.

Raffaella Morgan - Processing Manager

Raffaella Morgan - Processing Manager

Processing Manager

Raffaella has been with MSL Group since 2013. She is a seasoned, client-focused administrative professional. She has a strong background in office administration, in both corporate and small business environments. Raffaella is also active in many organizations in her community and volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries to help provide meals and clothing to local homeless and underprivileged residents.

Jose Morales - Solar Engineering Designer

Jose Morales - Solar Engineering Designer

Solar Engineering Designer

Jose has been with MSL Group since 2015. He is a highly experienced solar designer. He collaborates on business development, solar layout and design, electrical engineering and permitting of solar projects in MSL Group’s key markets. Jose received a B.A. in Architecture from UTU IEC in Montevideo, Uruguay as well as certifications in Auto CAD design.

Brittany Beauchemin - Digital Marketing Manager

Brittany Beauchemin - Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager

Brittany has extensive experience in administrative duties. She previously worked as an administrative assistant to the product development team at Case Concepts International, Ltd. Brittany received her B.A. in English and American Studies from Western Connecticut State University.

Lucia Morel - Accounting Manager

Lucia Morel - Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager

Lucia joined MSL Group in 2016. She received her M.S in Taxation from the University of New Haven in 2015 while gaining experience as an Individual Tax Preparer and Bookkeeper for a tax preparation firm and telecommunications company. Her background includes preparation of income taxes for individual and small business, as well as general bookkeeping experience. Others general software skills includes QuickBooks, Buildium, Drake and Ultra Tax. Lucia is fluent in Spanish.

Alfred Coney - Master Electrician

Alfred Coney - Master Electrician

Master Electrician

Al is an E1 electrician who specializes in solar contracting. He has been an integral part of the MSL Group solar EPC team.


Sun Fund
Jan 1, 2019

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares

Maximum 107,000 shares of series seed preferred stock & SAFT ($1,070,000)

Minimum 1,000 shares of series seed preferred stock & SAFT ($10,000)

Sun Fund Renewables, Inc.

Corporate Address
185 Plains Road, Suite 100E, Milford, CT 06461

Description of Business
Sun Fund develops, constructs, owns and operates solar power systems.

Type of Security Offered
Series Seed Preferred Stock (convertible to common with cumulative 6% preferred return)
Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT)
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$10 per share (and equal value of future utility tokens)

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 

Future Utility Tokens

In connection with the purchase of the shares, Purchasers shall receive from the Company, if and when the Company has a future token generation event:

  • Investors will receive a number of tokens equal to the value of the investment amount.  For example, an investment of $1,000 will entitle the investor to $1,000 worth of tokens in accordance with the terms of the future token generation event.

The tokens will vest and be delivered approximately 120 days after the official launch of the token generation event. The Company currently does not have a distributed ledger based business model nor a blockchain based utility token and there is no guarantee that such will be developed in the future. The promise of future tokens is contingent upon the successful development of such items.  There is no guarantee that successful development will ever occur.

The right to receive future tokens and the offering of future tokens is being offered as part of this offering exempt from registration under Regulation CF.  

Description of Future Utility Tokens.  The Company is including as part of this Offering the right to receive future utility tokens when and if the Company creates a business model and network based upon blockchain and distributed ledger technology.  The utility tokens may be used within the network to purchase energy credits and kilowatts produced by projects owned by the Company.  The tokens may also be exchangeable upon crypto exchanges.   The Company does not have expertise in this area and has no immediate plans to create a distributed ledger technology offering.  Therefore, the rights offered and issued in connection with this offering are contingent upon the development of such technology.  Investors in this offering should not plan on receiving such tokens and should not include any such future utility tokens as part of their investment decision.  Any future utility token shall only have a use within a developed ecosystem and shall not be considered debt or equity in the Company.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments made to companies affiliates of issuer; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes.


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Upping the Wattage

Article quoting founder Michael Licamele whose team is one of four bidders offering to bring community solar power to Connecticut through a Shared Clean Energy Pilot Program.

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Benefitting from Higher Energy Costs

Profile of a 600 kilowatt installation by the Sun Fund team.

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Blumenthal & Ganim Honor Michael Licamele

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) honored Sun Fund's president, Michal Licamele, for his work in renewable energy and affordable housing.



A Year End Message from Sun Fund CEO Michael Licamele

We would like to thank the over 330 investors to date who have joined to help Sun Fund fight climate change.  We have made significant progress in 2018 and are working toward to a profitable 2019.

Sun Fund will be closing its current Start Engine offering on December 31 which is in three days.

We would like our existing investors to consider adding to their existing investments and encourage our over 1,000 followers to take this final opportunity to invest in this current offering this weekend.

What follows is update of where we are now at the end of 2018 and where we are looking to go in 2019.

Sun Fund will be publishing and filing our 2018 audited financial statements and annual report in January.  At this point, we anticipate reporting a positive EBITDA from our first full year of operations and we expect to announce our first quarterly dividend for all shareholders of record as of December 31, 2018.  We also expect to provide forward revenue guidance for 2019 beginning in January.

Our primary mission at Sun Fund is to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  We develop and build solar power generation projects that replace fossil fuel systems.  We are developing an asset-backed security token and associated blockchain technology to bring innovative financial technology solutions to the renewable energy market.

We are pleased to report that Sun Fund has made significant progress in 2018.

Highlights from 2018 for Sun Fund include:

•Building and commissioning our first 30 kilowatts of solar capacity that we will retain for long term ownership along with all associated tax benefits.

•Closing on the sale of 99% of our interest in 155 kilowatts of solar projects in a solar tax equity investment transaction.  This transaction is closing on December 31 and the majority of revenue from this sale are projected to be earned and recognized in the first quarter of 2019.

•Negotiating commercial terms for the sale of our interest in a 2.6 megawatt community solar project to a regional utility.  This transaction is expected to close in January 2019 and sales revenue is expected to be earned and recognized throughout 2019

•Executing lease-option agreements for 145 megawatts of solar projects in the New England region.  These lease options will provide for future Sun Fund projects that will be jointly developed with strategic partners in 2019 and 2020.

The primary challenge faced by Sun Fund management was that cryptocurrency markets imploded in early 2018 as the majority of unregulated tokens and currencies were revealed to be either fraudulent or without value.  The Sun Fund management team elected to hold off on a token offering until the market settles and stabilizes.  A major goal of Sun Fund is the creation of a securitized token offering backed by renewable energy assets was to bring liquidity to our markets.

Our vision for our token – the Sunny – is that it will become a new financial product that will simultaneously act as a currency, a security and a commodity.  Because the current regulatory structure for this type of financial instrument does not yet exist, Sun Fund has chosen to start with a securitized token legal structure in order to be in compliance with US securities laws.  Over time, we believe that the regulatory structure will develop to allow these tokens to be used as a currency for payments.  This liquidity will then bring funding to renewable energy projects that will replace fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  At the same time, regulated exchanges are completing the regulatory approval process to provide exchange where our asset-backed security token can be traded in a liquid market.

Going forward, management is preparing to launch our asset-backed security token under a new equity offering expected in 2019  that will be a Regulation A+ Tier 2 offering.  This offering requires advanced approval by the SEC and will most likely take four to six months to be approved and ready to launch.  We expect this offering to be our regulated securitized token offering that will be tradeable on exchanges that will most likely be approved over the next six months as well.

Shareholders in this existing offering will be give two options when the next offering is launched:  Option one would be to retain your existing shares with the minimum annual 6% dividend and also receive an equivalent number of shares of the new offering.  Option two will be to convert your existing shares to the new offering shares and also receive an equivalent number of shares in the new offering.  This is all pending SEC approval of the new offering.  The main benefit to shareholders is liquidity because the new securitized tokens will be tradeable when the new exchanges are launched.

Of course, we have to add here that all aspects of the proposed new offering and new exchanges are based on the plan for Sun Fund and there is no guarantee of the timing of the new offering or the new exchanges because that is based on regulatory review and approval.

Thank you for being a part of the Sun Fund community.

Michael Licamele


Sun Fund


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Sun Fund to Begin Marketing Connecticut Community Solar Subscriptions

Sun Fund is pleased to announce that it will begin marketing community solar subscriptions in Connecticut starting January 1, 2019 for projects expected to come on line by September of 2019.  Sun Fund community solar subscribers will be able to go green with their electric bill and save money on their monthly electric bill.

The first community solar project is a 2.7 megawatt (MW) facility that will be located in Thompson, Connecticut.  Sun Fund is completing the approvals for this project over the next six months and the project is expected to serve up to 600 customers.

This solar project will eliminate over 2,600 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year which is the equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 2,805 acres of forest each year.

Thank you again to all Sun Fund investors!  Your investments are directly helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

- The Sun Fund Team


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Sun Fund View on Renewable Energy and Blockchain Technology - July 2018 Update

First, thanks again to our first 257 Sun Fund investors!  If you are one of the over 700 Sun Fund followers on Start Engine who have not invested yet, we invite you to take a closer look at Sun Fund and consider investing today.  We hope you find this update helpful.

The first six months of 2018 saw a major boom and bust in blockchain cryptocurrencies, with hundreds of once highly-promoted coins and tokens falling to fractions of a penny and investors losing billions.  What happened? In our view, hundreds of coins and tokens were issued by unregulated entities - many without even a physical address - and investors paid the price for this lack of transparency. While several key digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum survive, the majority of coins and tokens issued in the last 12 months are nearly worthless and will most likely never recover.

This early-stage boom and bust cycle for blockchain technology is very similar to the early days of the Internet.  Investors poured billions of dollars into just about any company with "dot com" in its name, only to find out that there was no viable business model behind the web site domain name.  But just as the underlying technology of the Internet brought major technological change in the last twenty years, so will blockchain technologies fundamentally change most business and industry over the next twenty years.

Now that the initial hype of blockchain technology and digital currencies is over, we believe that solid companies with real technology and solid business models will begin this blockchain technology transformation.  Sun Fund is looking to bring the benefits of blockchain technology to the renewable energy industry with a profitable business model for the long term.

Sun Fund will continue to build solar PV projects with long-term revenue contracts while also building a blockchain-based digital currency backed by these assets.  Our goal is to launch this digital currency as a regulated token tradable on US exchanges in the fall of 2018.  Investors in our current offering will automatically receive these tokens as part of that launch.  

Today, regulation of digital tokens and currencies is limited by the existing antiquated regulatory structure.  At times, a digital token or coin is simultaneously a currency, commodity and a security all at the same time.  The problem is that there are different departments with different sets of regulation for each category.  Over time we believe that new regulations will be developed to give blockchain technologies the freedom to develop while at the same time providing protections for holders of these cryptocurrencies.  We look forward to working closely with regulators to help develop this framework.

Thanks again to our existing investors and we invite our followers to join us as investors.

- The Sun Fund Team


Notice of Material Change in Offering

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Sun Fund has extended their campaign for 60 days.

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Notice of Funds Disbursement

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].


As you might know, Sun Fund has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Sun Fund be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.



Sun Fund Vice President on Blockchain Weekly

Sun Fund Vice President Scott Licamele discusses Sun Fund's blockchain technology strategy on Blockchain Weekly with over 8,000 viewers this past week at:

(The interview starts at 12:00 minutes in)


The Sun Fund Team


Amending our Securities Offering

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Sun Fund offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of that change:

Sun Fund Renewables Inc. has extended their campaign and updated their financials.

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.


Sun Fund Completing Three Multi-Family Solar PV Projects to Add to Portfolio

Sun Fund is pleased to announce that we are adding three solar PV projects to our growing solar asset portfolio.

The new projects located in Connecticut include a 9 kilowatt system in Bridgeport, a 12.6 kilowatt system in Hamden and a 5.7 kilowatt system in West Haven.

Combined, these projects will generate over 34,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy per year, sequestering carbon equivalent to 29.8 acres of US forest (see graphic below).

The tenants will also see their electric bills reduced by over 20% per year.

The projects are nearing completion and are expected to be commissioned and operating in May.

Thanks again to all our Sun Fund investors who are help making these projects happen.

 - The Sun Fund Team




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