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Solarcamp
An experiment dedicated to the future of energy and mobility using blockchain technology.
Blockchain Energy Micro-grid
Created by
In progress
thecamp Solarcamp project on electric vehicles
Objective
Solarcamp is reinventing clean and responsible mobility and exploring new uses thanks to blockchain technology. Using clean vehicle and an intelligent grid, drivers can earn money by re-injecting energy stored in their cars back into the public power grid
Started
January 2018
Project lead
Fabien Albert
Lab Coordinator
Fabien Albert
Project details

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.

January, 2018: Start of the project.

April, 2018: First phase of the experiment's deployment at thecamp.

July, 2018: test phase at the Aix-TGV rail station.

Fabien Albert
Lab Coordinator
Fabien Albert
Benoît BAILLIART
Head of the Lab
Benoît BAILLIART

VINCI Energies Group

  • Jeanne BONNET - Citeos Marseille  - Project Manager
  • Guillaume HALLE - Citeos Lyon - Smartgrid engineer
  • Charles LEFEVRE - Regional Director

Bovlabs

Jaikrishnan RADHAKRISHNA PILLAI - CEO Startup BOVLABS

Accenture

Jean-Baptiste DELINSELLE  - Blockchain expert

XYT

Simon MENCARELLI - CEO startup XYT

SNCF

  • Jean-Christophe VIEU - SNCF Gares&Connexions - Project Manager
  • Yannick PORTICATO -  SNCF Gares&Connexions - Energy expert