Power2Peer has developed a Minimum Viable Product - the P2PConnect App for the demonstration of integrating an Ethereum blockchain platform with a front-end mobile user interface and a back-end software-defined smart controller which in turn connects to solar microgrids. The P2PConnect App is a functional demonstration only and not a working product yet.
The resilient software-defined controller software platform secured with the blockchain transaction engine is the invention of Power2Peer. We have filed an application for a provisional patent for this technology which we believe will become an important component of resilient solar microgrids.
Power2Peer is also building a solar microgrid in Burlington, MA, to demonstrate the operational efficiency of the proposed "blockchain-enabled resilient solar microgrid."
The demonstration plot will employ 60 solar panels divided into four subgrids of 15 panels connected with a junction box which will use IoT sensors for the generation of power from each subgrid. The junction box will send information to the software-defined network controller for real-time reconfiguration of power grids to demonstrate the effectiveness of the microgrid. The demonstration project will be completed by September 30, 2018.
For us, Power2Peer is more than just business–it’s personal. Our team comes from India and Nepal and has connections to Nicaragua, countries that have in recent years been devastated by natural disasters and the resulting power outages. We know all too well the human costs of our aging electricity infrastructure. We are committed to bringing about an equitable, environmentally friendly solution and encouraging everyone to participate.
And so we turn to you, StartEngine investors. Join our team, and help us empower people to take control of their energy. It’s time for the grid to enter the 21st century. Invest today and help us bring solar power to the people.
(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)