Solo Energy has Former Tesla VP Join For Blockchain Virtual Power Plant Development
Former Tesla VP Joins Solo Energy
Solo Energy, a renewable energy company, announced that it had brought on board former Tesla VP of EMEA Ben Hill into its fold. The company has a vision of making renewable energy such as solar and wind energy more accessible to masses through creation of virtual power plants. Solo Energy believes that Ben Hill will be an ideal fit and his experience would help steer the company towards this vision.
Solo Energy’s Ventures
Solo has an advanced cloud platform known as Flexi Grid that has been under research and development since 2016. Since there will be battery storage venues across various residential and commercial developments, the product will be a great addition to the national energy grid. The power grid will definitely make energy cheaper and more accessible since it’s locally generated and consumed.
Power generated from both solar and wind energy can be inconsistent at times which often call for back up non-renewable energy in case of a power outage. However, Solo Energy has solutions to these challenges which entail installing small scale batteries in homes and commercial spaces and pool them together to act as virtual power plants which cater for the energy needs in case of elevated demand.
Ben Hill’s Value Addition
Ben Hill has invaluable experience in vehicle technology especially in reference to solar and battery storage. As Tesla’s VP, he started and ran Tesla Energy in the EMEA regions. He has also had prior leadership roles in renewable energy companies such as Trina Solar where he was the head of global operations.
Mark Hamilton the CEO of Solo Energy is happy that the company decided to bring Hill on board since it reinforced their commitment towards provision of 100% renewable energy. Solo Energy has carried out successful pilot projects and is confident that it can provide Europe and beyond with sustainable energy solutions.
The company has partnered with its first supplier, Our Power and so far so good. It intends to fund rolling out of the battery storage plants that will constitute the Virtual Power Plants. The company hopes to raise funds through a Security Token Offering in September.