Solarcamp is a vehicle-to-grid power systemwhich allows the electricity contained in a vehicle's batteries to be reinjected into the power grid when the vehicle is parked. Thanks to blockchain technology, the cars' owners will be able to sell their surplus power for payment in a virtual currency, which they can then use to buy products or services from various partners (a magazine or drink in a station for example!).
How does it work? The vehicle takes its energy fromthe public power gridfed by a number of clean energy experiments being led at thecamp (solar panels, smartflower…). A microgrid set up on the campus parking lot will charge the vehicles while they are parked and manage the energy transactions. The users will have an app to monitor their energy consumption and their crypto-currency account.
Solarcamp's aim is to experiment with new energy management methods in order to achieve more sustainable energy management.This experiment explores the future of transportation and its place within smart cities.