UK firm Solo Energy has employed ex-Tesla boss Ben Hill as business and technical advisor.
Ben Hill based and ran Tesla Energy throughout the EMEA area. At Solo Energy he’ll work in direction of making photo voltaic and windpower extra viable by means of digital energy vegetation.
Solo Energy desires to see a 100 per cent-renewable vitality future powered by a distributed battery-based vitality storage community. It has developed a know-how referred to as FlexiGrid, a cloud-based aggregation platform that the corporate says “turns intermittent renewable era into a wise, secure vitality system”.
It does this by utilizing vitality storage property similar to batteries and electrical automobiles to retailer extra renewable vitality and deploy them when wanted by way of a blockchain-based peer-to-peer buying and selling system.
Hill stated Solo Energy has “a robust imaginative and prescient for the long run and its peer to see buying and selling idea utilizing the newest blockchain know-how is innovative”.
“In serving to Solo Energy deliver its enterprise mannequin to actuality, I’m fulfilling my very own ambitions to push ahead the sustainable and renewable vitality revolution. By making dependable low carbon, low value, sustainable vitality accessible to houses throughout the UK and Europe, we consider we are going to change the face of vitality era eternally.”
Solo Energy installs small-scale batteries and electrical vehicle-to-grid know-how in houses and places of work and combines them into digital energy vegetation which might to be intelligently switched on to provide electrical energy when demand exceeds producing capability.