Community solar goes global with the help of the Operating System for Climate Action, where members can register the emissions, offset them with renewable energy projects, and validate the offsets through a DAO.
A community solar project is one where many members subscribe to a solar farm. The output of the solar farm is purchased by their utility, which credits the members of the solar project on their utility bills. This allows people who are renting, who live in multi-unit buildings, or who are temporary residents to gain the financial and environmental benefits of solar energy without entering into long-term contracts for installing solar panels at their homes.
In this MVP concept, we take the standard community solar but go global and virtual to offer both higher financial and environmental benefits for investing in renewable energy. Using the three elements of the Operating System for Climate Action, members of the network would:
Renewable energy projects are proposed via the DAO and voted on by members of the network. If approved, their emissions reduction would be entered with the Emissions Tokens Network as offsets, which members could purchase either invidually or as part of a smart contract plan. Members could hold some of these offsets to certify with a certifying authority later and re-sell while using others to offset their own emissions.
Separate platforms, including both blockchain and traditional peer to peer finance platforms, could allow members to invest in the renewable projects. Returns from these investments could fund the purchases of the offsets. These are not part of this project. We do not endorse any particular investment or investment platform.