19_ReFi - Regenerative Finance for smart energy communities
Tokenisation of Energy and Fractional Ownership of Digital Assets provide new possibilities for financing PV-projects.
New information and communication technologies (ICT) are creating whole new industries and opportunities. This will have structural implications also for energy utilities, DSOs, energy communities (EC) and prosumers. The decentralized finance industry is using new technologies and token economics (TE) that create novel financial applications and business models that can have a significant impact on how the energy transition can be financed. The concept of fractional ownership has been identified as a new possibility to create innovative business models . Utilising tokenisation and DeFi concepts, we could be able to develop flexible, scalable and replicable financing instruments.
Implement the concept of fractional ownership, tokenisation of energy and utilisation of open-source blockchain and DeFi protocols. Build a MVP for fractionalising digital asset (ownership), lending, borrowing and auctioning of those ownership fractions that allows PV systems owners to (re)finance existing or new projects, and trading ownership rights of their projects.
References: General Business Model Patterns for Local Energy Management Concepts
- Analysis of the off-chain fractional ownership (PV-panel) and crowdfunding process of Solarify
- Analysis for a possible on-chain implementation
- Implementation of the solution using ReFi's smart-contracts using Remix-IDE
- Discussion about the solutions - value creation & open issues
- Next steps