Clean Energy Blockchain Network tests out trading platform in solar + storage + EV charging project

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Optimizing clean energy for both carbon reductions and reduced electricity costs with a peer-to-peer clean energy and credit trading platform, Clean Energy Blockchain Network (CEBN) is using blockchain technology to create a transparent, auditable and automated record of energy generation, storage and consumption that is certified clean by energy engineers.

“Clean Energy Blockchain Network will inspect and audit every clean energy production site and do follow-up spot audits to ensure clean energy produced for transparency, full disclosure and assurance,” said CEBN VP Mike Ashley. Both he and fellow CEBN VP Frank Curran, provide local, hands-on technical assistance for CEBN deployments and implementations.

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An initial solar + storage + EV charging station project is currently underway, with Ashley leading the design and engineering phase. The project, based in Evanston, Ill, and with support from Clean Energy Group, will enable excess solar power to be sent to nearby low-income housing at the cost of transmission; energy “transactions” will leverage smart meter readings and be recorded on a permissioned blockchain.

“CEBN is a pioneer in implementing viable use cases for blockchain in the energy space, helping customers cut clean energy costs and carbon, leveraging existing business processes and digital accountability,” Curran said. “We’re also showing that off-site clean energy assets can be used to power low-income housing at low cost.”

“CEBN uses best professional practices by certified energy engineers to provide assurance of clean energy assets,” Ashley said. “We’re trying to be practical but ambitious in showing what blockchain can do for clean energy.”

— Solar Builder magazine



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