Blockchain Platform Solo Energy Adds Ben Hill As Advisorbr>
Solo Energy, a company marrying technological developments in home batteries and grid-connected electric vehicles with peer-to-peer blockchain energy trading, has appointed ex-Tesla vice president for Europe and the Middle East Ben Hill as its commercial and technical advisor.
Solo Energy hopes to advance use of renewable energy future through the creation of what it calls ‘Virtual Power Plants’, where small private generators of power – such as those with solar cells and wind turbines – can become part of is FlexiGrid platform to effectively pool and trade power.
That means it can intelligently draw power from grids when needed or when cheap, and feed back when supply is needed.
Hill’s expertise is in solar, battery storage and electric vehicle technology. He has also worked leading Trina Solar and BP Europe’s solar power business.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Solo Energy,” said Hill. “Its peer-to-peer trading concept using the latest blockchain technology is cutting edge. In helping Solo Energy bring its business model to reality, I’m fulfilling my own ambitions to push forward the sustainable and renewable energy revolution. By making reliable low carbon, low cost, sustainable energy accessible to homes across the UK and Europe, we believe we will change the face of energy generation forever.”