At present, power utilities are designing and testing several applications of the blockchain technology. The crypto-currency called “SolarCoin” aims at accelerating the solar PV energy production. Florent Andrillon, Arthur Arrighi de Casanova and Louise de Brémond d’Ars of Capgemini Consulting take a look at how it works.
Brazil’s solar industry will still see strong growth despite the cancellation of Brazil’s only solar and wind auction this year, representatives of ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar have told PV Tech.
Recharge A/S, an investment fund specialising in renewables, will take a 50.1% stake in a €24 million (US$26.7 million) micro grid on a remote Portuguese island that could prove the validity of such projects as an asset class.