Energy prices in Europe have become one of the main catalysts for an inflation that is higher than other leading economies such as the US. Both consumers and businesses have to account for the higher energy costs and very few of them have access to alternatives due to how the traditional energy markets operate. Low number of traditional electricity suppliers to choose from and their high pricing power allows them to carry over the higher operational costs on the end consumers.
Energy independence is a concept that few have access to today. If access to energy was democratized, however, all stakeholders could have a whole new world of possibilities in front of them. Industry visionaries believe that through new concepts such as microgrids and decentralized P2P marketplaces empowered through renewable energy technologies and blockchain, we can achieve a new equilibrium that will be the remedy to the current issues in the sector.
One project has come up with a disruptive model that is expected to yield up to 80% potential cost savings for households, businesses and even manufacturers, essentially providing a sound alternative to the traditional structures that consumers currently are limited to.
Decarbonice and its revolutionary model: clean energy at low cost
Decarbonice creates a full-fledged energy ecosystem that combines long standing experience in renewable energy technologies with the latest advantages of blockchain, both from a technological standpoint and in terms of business conceptualization in the likes of token-based rewards. The project allows investors to acquire high end hardware units such as solar panels and heat pumps, including installation instructions and manuals on how to set them up, only against a small collateral in the native token that is locked for a certain duration. The collateral is released after a predefined amount of energy is produced or fed back into the grid with the installations. This allows their owners to become energy independent, while not only minimizing their carbon footprint, but also adopting a climate-positive behavior. At the end of the period, investors acquire full ownership of the installations and receive their collateral.
One of the main targets of the Decarbonice project is to massively reduce the energy costs for households, businesses and big industrial players. The goal is to allow for cost savings of at least 20% and even up to 80% depending on different factors such as the scale of operations, the location of the customer and others. This would have two key implications – one, it could potentially reduce the current high load on cost structures and thus reduce the rising prices driving inflation up and two, it would additionally support the rapid adoption of renewable energy technologies by driving it through financial incentives.
The ecosystem is underpinned by the native utility token PNE, which is the first climate-positive token that needs less energy to be created and maintained than what it essentially generates within the operational model of Decarbonice. The token represents clean energy produced with the renewable energy installations that investors are provided with and offers a variety of advantages for its holders that range from lower energy costs to token cashback mechanisms, discounts and other rewards.
The PNE token represents not only a tool to access clean energy production and the numerous services within the Decarbonice ecosystem, but also a way for so-called impact offsetting and a high degree of investment diversification by including sustainability in investors’ portfolios. The concept of impact offsetting refers to reducing the negative footprint that consumers and businesses cause by acquiring products and engaging in activities that cause any sort of pollution or negative impact on the environment through their manufacturing or existence. Because the PNE token essentially represents clean energy and its continuous generation, it can be classified as an impact offsetting tool, albeit indirectly. Decarbonice is also expected to be eligible for CO2 certificates, which will be used as an additional tool for revenue generation and will flow towards strengthening the PNE token.
One of the most important key features of the Decarbonice ecosystem are the tokenomics that have been carefully designed to support a token with a long-term positive financial outlook and an ever increasing set of direct use cases. The project is introducing a variety of different mechanisms aimed at strengthening the token over time. One of these mechanisms is token buybacks that will be initiated with a percentage of the multiple revenue streams Decarbonice will have access to – these would allow for both the continuous building of token reserves and the partial burning of the total supply, both of which are aimed at introducing a higher degree of scarcity and positively influencing the price of the token. Investors who are currently using the installations also benefit from these mechanisms considerably, since the value of their collateral will increase. This allows them to essentially also expect financial returns from the price increase of PNE, while also getting access to a variety of services and products.
The Decarbonice project is preparing for the start of its crowdsale, which will offer special bonuses to early investors in the PNE token. To learn more about the project, how the ecosystem works and how investors can benefit by becoming part of the ecosystem, visit www.decarbonice.io and consider subscribing for the newsletter to be up to date with the latest developments