Solar panels. Batteries. Emergency fossil fuel-fired generators. They’ve all been deployed across Puerto Rico to help get the lights back on in the months following devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. [...]
If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them. That’s because in addition to helping more people slap panels on their rooftops — which eats into power sales and taxes grids — the distributed, digital ledger that’s proliferated across industries can also be used to trade electricity without a utility even knowing it. [...]
Saudi Arabian energy company ACWA Power has started to use a blockchain currency. ACWA is utilizing SolarCoin, a crypto-currency that is rewarded to generators of solar power. [...]
Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO yesterday started the preliminary initial coin offering (ICO) for its two-stage crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the construction of new solar PV plants.
Today’s topics include how utilities are crying foul about the price of PPAs - is this the beginning of a big backlash against solar? In addition, we'll discuss blockchain technology and diversity in the solar industry. Check it out! [...]