A small company called Sunport has launched a crowdfunding campaign that could boost the use of renewable energy. Sunport allows users to purchase solar energy credits to be used at any electrical outlet. With this device, it is no longer necessary to have solar panels in your house to be able to consume solar energy, you simply buy it from other people thanks to sunJule, solar microloans.
Sunport is a portable smart device that It can be connected to any outlet and it will allow you to consume solar energy on demand, without the need for your own solar panels. Sunport communicates wirelessly with an app on your smartphone to record energy consumption and automatically purchase the solar credits you need.
Sunport has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $ 75,000 to bring these smart solar devices into production.
While solar power is cheaper than ever, it’s still out of the reach of many people, and solar panels aren’t exactly portable technology. Yes OK This smart little device can’t actually power your gadgets with solar energy, it allows people who support solar energy to ensure that more renewable energy is added to the electricity grid.
According to its founder Paul Droege, the cost of solar credits for a laptop, for example, would be $ 1 to $ 2 per month.
Solar credits are not an invention of SunPort, they have been around since the 1990s and were an invention of the US government, they are called “renewable solar energy certificates” or S-RECs. A credit is created for each megawatt hour of actual solar energy that a panel generates and is tied to the power grid. It is the only way to use solar energy without going offline.
The SunJule itself is an invention of SunPort. This measure of solar microloans makes it possible to fragment an S-REC and make it accessible to all users. When using SunPort, credits are withdrawn from your account based on the device you are connecting and its usage.
By using Sunport technically, you are not increasing the amount of solar energy produced in the world. But it does something almost as well – it increases the demand for solar power, which translates into strong support for solar farms and encouraging more construction in the future.