Streaming African solar energy in your Bitcoin wallet worldwide

Streaming African solar energy in your Bitcoin wallet worldwide


The Sun Exchange is a marketplace where you can purchase solar cells and have them power businesses and communities in the sunniest locations on earth, earning decades of income backed by the power of the sun.

You lease solar cells purchased through The Sun Exchange to hospitals, factories, schools and other end-users, earning you decades of solar powered rental income wherever you are in the world. The Sun Exchange hosts a crowd-sale of solar cells, and the project will only go ahead once all the solar cells have been sold. It arranges the solar equipment leases for its clients and arranges the revenue collection and distribution systems so the you can earn a passive stream of rental income powered by the sun.

For me this is an amazing example of the disruptive power at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralization. Equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance, renewable solar energy, internet of things, blockchain smart contracts and universal payment rails: these are the innovations coming together in The Sun Exchange (Sunex).

The opportunity is huge, to move Africa and the world to renewable energy, to empower and emancipate communities in gaining knowledge about the power of blockchain based businesses and Bitcoin. Sunex installs a smart meter alongside the solar plants, to measure the electricity generated and to directly effect the Bitcoin payments to its clients worldwide. The smart meter is autonomous, and an amazing consequence of this is that even if Sunex were to go out of business, unless the panel is physically destroyed, you will receive your payments. You can be sitting in the long winters in Sweden or Norway, when 20 hours a day or more it is dark outside, and literally stream solar energy in the form of Bitcoin in your digital wallet!

Check out this wonderful example of a project whose crowdfunding has just successfully been completed.

Looking after the largest land mammals on Earth takes a lot of energy, and now we made it solar energy! Since 1994, The Knysna Elephant Park has housed and cared for over 40 orphaned African elephants, including relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. By going solar through Sunex the park will be able to put more of their financial resources towards the attractions and into animal welfare rather than buying dirty and expensive fossil fuel based energy from the grid. Each solar cell you buy will cut the park’s energy bills by 10% and earn you 20 years of income backed by the power of the sun.

Sign up on The Sun Exchange platform today, to be ready to fund the next projects!

(Disclosure: Network Society Ventures is an investor in The Sun Exchange.)

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