Bangladesh-based SOLshare is the world’s first peer-to-peer energy exchange network. Homes with a rooftop solar panel sell any excess electricity into a microgrid network where others can buy it. It helps the environment, but also gives poor communities a new and plentiful source of income: the sun.
SOLshare’s now 117 solar grids have already helped more than 10,000 people in remote communities. They also reduce emissions by 30% and make money for its prosumers in real-time. Energy trading has boosted some household incomes by 25%.
They have also expanded to charge electric vehicles, opening their first 5 charging stations, and with the support of several Earthshot Prize Global Alliance Members they have expanded into rooftop solar with a pipeline north of 10MW.