Hi, and welcome. Today I’ll be taking a look at Jeff Siegel’s latest presentation about private “SPV” royalties, or “private solar deals,” as he also refers to them.
According to Jeff, these private deals allow you to “start earning royalties from Elon Musk’s No. 1 business,” which could “generate six-figure payouts,” and you can “start with as little as $100.”
What are “SPV” royalties? Is this a legit opportunity? And what’s Jeff Siegel pitching?
These are some of the questions I’m going to help answer in this post. Let’s start by breaking down Jeff Siegel’s “private SPV deal” presentation. Then we’ll look at what’s involved with the investment service he’s pitching, Green Chip Stocks, to help you decide if it’s worthwhile.
Jeff Siegel’s Private “SPV” Royalties Teaser (Get $150K Annual Payouts From Solar?)
Jeff Siegel began the “SPV” presentation by talking about how you can earn royalties from Elon Musk’s No. 1 business, which he later reveals is solar power.
He then talks about how the “payouts” from these so-called “royalties” could be “214x more than a savings account” and “1,000% more than many stock dividends.”
That’s a bold statement. I mean, just yesterday, I wrote about a presentation from a different guru named Robert Rapier, who said you could get a 69% yield with his Incredible Dividend Map, and I thought that was bold since most dividends have historically paid out 5% or less.
But Jeff Siegel’s presentation blows that out of the water (lol). And apparently, you can earn these payouts without “touching a single stock or bond” because, according to Jeff Siegel, it’s a “totally private deal” that’s available to every American thanks to an “obscure SEC rule” that changed.
What’s he talking about?
Well, let’s start with what “SPV” is. According to Jeff Siegel, SPV stands for “subscription PV,” or subscription photovoltaics which is essentially a term used to describe solar power.
“… I call it SPV, or subscription PV (meaning photovoltaics, the scientific term for solar power).”Source: https://www.angelnexus.com/o/web/357777
This concept of “solar subscriptions,” or residential homes that pay monthly fees to access solar power, forms the basis for Jeff Siegel’s presentation and investment thesis.
Jeff says that, with SPV, “homes can subscribe as they would to Netflix” and that this innovation has the potential to “replace the old utilities” and reduce your energy bill to nothing.
How does “subscription PV” work?
According to Jeff, SPV allows people to subscribe to receive solar power, similar to subscribing to Netflix. And the way he describes it sounds a lot like a community solar project.
What’s that? A community solar project is a program whereby a solar array (collection of solar panels) is set up that allows people to buy or lease a portion of these solar panels and receive a credit on their electricity bill for their share of the power it creates.
For example, let’s say a company builds a community solar farm, and you buy into that project because you want solar power without having to put solar panels on your roof. In that case, you could potentially receive a credit on your electricity bill relative to how much energy your share of the solar project generates.
So, when you think about it, it’s almost like you’re able to have the benefits of using solar power (cheaper in the long run, better for the environment) without having solar panels on your roof.
That’s the gist of how it works, anyway.
There are many different types of community solar projects in the U.S., so it depends on a range of factors as to how it works, how much it costs, and how worthwhile it is, etc.
And this sort of thing has become relatively popular among investment gurus.
For instance, I recently wrote about Ray Blanco’s “Secret Tesla Project” presentation where he talked about Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), and Eric Wade talked about “virtual power plants” in his presentation about Freedom Fuel.
However, the difference is that Jeff Siegel’s pitch is more about investing in a company that provides a solar power subscription. Whereas the above two presentations focus more on a decentralized energy system that allows you to essentially “trade” energy with one another.
For example, if you have solar panels on your roof, you could potentially sell your excess energy to others on the same network.
In any case, my point is that there are many different types of projects out there and various opportunities to invest in them, but the overall concept is similar.
And according to Jeff, there’s a lot of growth to come in this space.
He says that ten years ago, there were only a few homes powered by SPV (community solar), right now there are “600,000 homes getting powered this way,” and that this could reach 67 million households in the future or half of the homes in America, representing an “11,067% use surge.”
Is this true?
Nobody knows if community solar systems will reach 67 million homes or not, and I’m not sure where he got that figure from. However, according to the energy.gov website: “There is enough community solar installed in the U.S. today to power 600,000 households.”
So it seems as though Jeff’s “600,000 households” claim is based on that.
But how can this potentially make you money as an investor?
What Is Jeff Siegel’s Private SPV Deal?
During the presentation, Jeff Siegel states that investors can “buy into SPV deals directly with just $100” and that it’s “like getting a piece of each Netflix subscription.”
He also says that by his calculations, a $10,000 investment in SPV could work out to $1,500 in royalties right now and over $150,000 in annual payouts potentially for life.
By my calculations, as little as $10,000 invested in SPV…
Could explode from $1,500 in royalties right now…
To over $150,000 in annual payouts.
Potentially for life.
Jeff then talks about how wealthy investors are buying into the “solar gold rush” and highlights some of the benefits of a government policy called the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
In short, the ITC is a 26% tax credit for residential and commercial solar systems that has helped the U.S. solar industry grow by more than 10,000% since 2006.
He then talks about how due to an “obscure part of the JOBS Act” related to “Regulation A,” which changed in 2013, everyday Americans can buy into private solar deals.
Then, in 2013, everything changed.
Private Solar Deals Now Available to All
An obscure part of the JOBS Act changed SEC “Regulation A.”
Suddenly, everyday Americans could buy into private solar deals…
What does all of this mean?
I believe Jeff Siegel is referring to something called equity crowdfunding. I’m not 100% certain, but this seems like the most logical fit based on the presentation.
In short, equity crowdfunding is a way in which everyday investors (i.e., non-accredited investors) can invest in private companies that intend on going public in the future.
For decades, this type of investment was limited to institutions and accredited investors, but with the introduction of the 2012 JOBS Act, a person’s net worth or income no longer mattered.
And this went into effect in 2016, which has seen sites like StartEngine, Wefunder, and MicroVentures spring up, which are aimed at helping people invest in private companies.
As for the 2013 part of Jeff’s comment, Wikipedia states that: “On October 23, 2013, the SEC unanimously approved the progress of the crowdfunding bill. So this may be what Jeff was referring to when he mentioned that “everything changed” in 2013.
Also worth mentioning is that there is a difference between crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is more about donating to a project and receiving a reward (like a product) if the project succeeds. In contrast, equity crowdfunding is about investing in a private company and receiving equity ownership in the business.
So, to sum it up… based on what Jeff Siegel says in the presentation, I believe he’s talking about investing in some type of community solar company through a crowdfunding platform.
We’ve already discussed why I think his recommendation is related to some type of community solar project/s, and since equity crowdfunding is how everyday investors can invest in private companies, this is most likely what he’s referring to.
As for the actual investment, he doesn’t provide many clues. The only real clue he provides is the following description of the founder of the company:
He founded his first solar company with a $35,000 loan…
And sold it for $165 million in less than 10 years.
It’s also unclear how this company will pay investors “royalties,” but there are such things as royalty companies, and they primarily operate in the mining sector.
In short, mining royalty companies essentially buy the right to operate a mine and then let another company do the actual mining while they collect a percentage of the profits.
To be clear, I am not saying this is how Jeff Siegel’s recommended company works, or if it even is a royalty company since I don’t know what company he’s teasing.
But that is how traditional royalty companies work in general. And considering he mentions the word “royalties” dozens of times, I thought it was worth explaining this, especially since he likens the opportunity to earning royalties in a fossil fuel company, but with renewables.
It’s akin to buying a share of Standard Oil early or earning royalties during the shale boom — only it’s the $50 trillion clean energy boom that absolutely dwarfs coal, gas, or oil.
In any case, later in the presentation, Jeff says he’s “uncovered at least six deals,” and he shares his recommendations with subscribers of his investment advisory service, Green Chip Stocks.
Specifically, he shares the opportunity he’s bullish on in a report titled “Private Solar Royalties: Earn 6-Figure Payouts From the Clean Energy Revolution.”
So let’s take a look at what that’s all about.
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What Is Green Chip Stocks?
Green Chip Stocks is an investment advisory service published by Angel Publishing and edited by Jeff Siegel that primarily focuses on the renewable energy, transportation, and agriculture sectors.
According to Jeff, he’s been at the forefront of new, modern energy generation since 2003 and “helped individual investors make small fortunes” through investment recommendations related to solar, wind, electric vehicles, legal cannabis, natural resources, and others.
The service also provides subscribers with recommendations related to crowdfunding opportunities which, as a side note, further confirms my suspicion that he could be teasing an equity crowdfunding opportunity in the presentation.
As a subscriber of Green Chip Stocks, you get access to a password-protected member’s area that contains research reports, videos, and a list of the current stocks Jeff has recommended.
On top of this, you get weekly updates on the current investments to keep you informed and some special reports depending on which page you subscribe on. For example, if you join Green Chip Stocks through the “SPV royalties” presentation, you get the following reports:
- Private Solar Royalties: Earn 6-Figure Payouts From the Clean Energy Revolution
- A Solar Window in Every Home
- 18 Mining Stocks to Play the EV Revolution
The first report details the private SPV deal Jeff Siegel talks about in the presentation, and the other two cover other investments he’s interested in.
How much does it cost to join?
The cost of joining Green Chip Stocks through the presentation is $99 for 12 months, which is discounted from the regular price of $249. And if you join through the presentation, the Angel Publishing website says the service comes with a six-month money-back guarantee.
Who Is Jeff Siegel?
Jeff Siegel is the editor of Angel Publishing’s flagship advisory service, Green Chip Stocks, and several other services, including Energy and Capital, Liberty Briefing, and Wealth Daily.
According to the Angel Publishing website, Jeff started out working for Agora Publishing in 1994 and, after leaving in 2001, decided to travel around the world “in search of mega-trends” in the alternative energy space. And from what I can tell, he joined Angel Publishing in 2003.
All told, Jeff says he has over 30 years of experience as a professional investor. And during that time says he’s developed a unique set of contacts from CEOs and policymakers to former presidents that help him understand the energy markets better than most.
He’s also a bestselling author who authored a book called “Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks” and has appeared on CNBC, Fox, and Bloomberg Asia.
Jeff Siegel’s private “SPV” royalties presentation centers around a private company in the solar power space that he says could make investors over $150,000 in annual payouts.
He doesn’t reveal the company’s name in the presentation, so you’d need to read his “Private Solar Royalties” report to find out, which you can get with a subscription to Green Chip Stocks for $99. However, I believe it could involve an equity crowdfunding company.
Specifically, I believe he could be recommending a private company that’s somehow involved in a community solar project since this is the most logical match based on the clues he provides in the presentation.
Either way, there’s no guarantee Jeff Siegel’s recommendation, whatever it is, will make you $150K per year, or any money at all for that matter. And while all investments carry risk, investing in private companies can be particularly risky, so there is a chance you could lose money.
That doesn’t make the presentation (or Green Chip Stocks) any less legitimate. In fact, based on Jeff Siegel’s track record, the service could be worth checking out. Especially if you’re interested in socially responsible investing, which is what the service is all about.
However, I do think it’s important to consider the potential risks involved. That way, if you follow a recommendation that doesn’t work out as planned, it’ll be less likely to catch you by surprise. Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope you found this post helpful.