SolarCoins–like BitCoins grown by the sun–will hopefully make it easier for homeowners to get some cash in return for their renewable energy credits.
Maybe you don’t need any more incentive to put solar panels on your roof. You’re happy saving money on the electricity bill and helping the environment. But if you do need encouragement, here’s another idea: a digital currency designed to reward homeowners for every power unit they generate.
SolarCoin is like Bitcoin with a particular goal in mind. Its creators don’t want to create an alternative currency for the sake of it; SolarCoin is aimed squarely at getting people to adopt renewable energy.