Belgian based energy monitor is the very first datalogger to integrate virtual currency in its technology
In its quest to promote the production and use of renewable energy, Smappee will be the first datalogger to integrate SolarCoins in its technology. Starting today, Smappee users with solar panels receive SolarCoins, a virtual currency which can be converted to real cash or saved for future use. “Our cooperation with the SolarCoin Foundation benefits everyone involved”, explains Smappee CEO Stefan Grosjean. “Our clients earn some extra cash, and the SolarCoin network can grow and inspire more people to switch to renewable energy sources.”
Smappee is the first datalogger worldwide to integrate SolarCoins into its technology. Stefan Grosjean is excited about the introduction of SolarCoins. “From day one, Smappee has shown the ambition to take the lead in the energy transition. The SolarCoin Foundation shares our ambition to innovate and shake up the energy industry. By allowing people to sell and buy solar power themselves – whether that’s with their own neighbors, or with people in Africa or the United States – SolarCoins will allow consumers to take independence and control over their own energy use and production.
“In the future, our homes will function as decentralised energy hubs, interconnected through smart energy grids. Blockchain technology like SolarCoin is a great way to exchange information between all these hubs and speed up the energy transition.”
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