Solarcoins

What are Solarcoins?

Solarcoins is a new digital currency that rewards you for solar production.

SolarCoins are claimed by individuals living in homes with Solar Energy panels on their roof or commercial solar electricity producers.

SolarCoin was created in 2014 by a group of volunteers interested in creating an incentive to benefit the environment. SolarCoin is an open community project run by Volunteers working together as the SolarCoin Foundation. 

For any information or questions about the Solarcoins, please visit the official Solarcoin Website:

https://solarcoin.org

 

What is Smappee’s involvement in this?

Smappee supports this environmental friendly initiative.

What does Smappee do:

  • Help you register for the Solarcoin initiative.
  • Send proof of your solar production to the Solarcoin foundation.
  • Display an estimate of the obtainable Solarcoins based on your solar production.

What does Smappee NOT do:

  • Does not help you install or solve any problems with the Solarcoin wallet software.
  • Does not keep or store the Solarcoins at any time.
  • Does not display the actual amount of Solarcoins available in the Solarcoin wallet at any point.

Limitations

  • You will require a solar panel installation and a Smappee solar energy monitor.
  • Smappee does not keep or store your Solarcoins at any time. We are not responsible in case of loss of Solarcoins nor can we help you recover them.
  • The Solarcoin wallet and it’s integrity and security is your responsibility
  • The Solarcoin bubble on the main page of the app shows an estimation of the obtainable Solarcoins based on your solar production. The actual amount of Solarcoins on your wallet may differ significantly.

How do I get Solarcoins?

You can start collecting Solarcoins by completing 4 steps:

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Step

Explanation

1

Temporary registration

Submitting your personal information and proof of solar installation (PDF)

2

Installing the wallet

Installing the official Solarcoin wallet software.

3

Final registration

Linking the wallet addres to your Smappee account.

4

Receiving Solarcoins

Obtain your Solarcoins.

 

 

Step 1: Temporary Registration.

The main page

The main page of the app shows a new orange bubble, the Solarcoin bubble. Clicking on the Solarcoin bubble will take you to the registration page.

The “Solarcoin” menu

In the “settings” menu of your app, you can find an new option, the “Solarcoin” option. Clicking on the Solarcoin option will open up a new list with 3 items:

  • Registration info
    You can use this option to review and modify the personal information used to create your temporary account.
  • Resend e-mail
    You can use this option to resend the confirmation mail after the temporary registration.
  • Connected Solarcoin wallet address
    You can use this option to start the final registration.

The registration page

In the registration page you have to fill out your personal information. All fields will have to be filled out.

You also have to submit a PDF document of your Solar panel installation documents.

Once you have completed the temporary registration, Smappee will send daily solar production to the Solarcoin foundation.

Notes

After temporary registration you are not yet receiving Solarcoins. The orange bubble will only show you an estimation of the number of Solarcoins you could possibly receive after final registration.

 

Step 2: Downloading and Installing the Solarcoin Wallet.

On the official Solarcoin website you can find the instructions how to install the Solarcoin “wallet”: https://solarcoin.org/en/front-page/

For any issues, please consult the Solarcoin FAQ:
https://solarcoin.org/en/faq-frequently-asked-questions/

The solarcoin wallet address

Once you have installed the Solarcoin wallet you can obtain the Solarcoin “wallet address” which will be needed for the final registration.

Notes

 

Step 3: Final Registration.

Linking the Wallet to your Smappee account

Now link your Solarcoin wallet address to your Smappee account

In the “settings” menu of your app, in the “Solarcoin” option, click on the “no connected wallet” under “Connected Solarcoin wallet address”.

you can scan the wallet QR code or you can enter the wallet address manually. Once you click “ok”, the final registration is complete.

 

 

Step 4: Receiving the Solarcoins

Validation

After the final registration, Smappee will submit your personal information to the Solarcoin foundation for review.

Once the account has been reviewed and validated, the Solarcoin foundation will start adding the Solarcoins you collect to the Solarcoin wallet.

The validation process can take up to 2 weeks.

Attributed solar coins

The Solarcoin foundation will attribute the following Solarcoins to your account:

Type

Period

Retroactive solar production

From the installation date of solar panels to the creation date of your temporary account.

Temporary solar production

From the creation date of the temporary account to the creation date of the final account.

Ongoing solar production

From the creation date of the final account and ongoing.

 

Notes

  • The Solarcoin bubble will only show an estimation of the obtainable Solarcoins based on your solar production.
  • The solarcoin bubble on the main page of the app will NOT show the amount of Solarcoins available in the Solarcoin wallet. Smappee is not responsible for the Solarcoins on your Solarcoin wallet. Please contact the Solarcoin helpdesk for any issues.

 

 

 

Have fun with your Solarcoins!

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Comments

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    Geert Uytterhoeven

    A clear and useful article, explaining the -not so easy- process. Thanks!

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