The Sun Exchange Blog

Shining A Profitable Light On Plastics
Sun Exchange Announces An Opportunity to Earn From Solar Powering South Africa’s Plastics Industry
Published: 29 May 2018
Cape Town, South Africa – 29 MAY, 2018 – Sun Exchange (www.thesunexchange.com), the global buy-to-lease solar marketplace, today announced the crowd-sale is now open for a new 473kW solar project to power Cape Town-based post-consumer recycled plastics (rPET) bottles manufacturer, Nioro Plastics.
SUNEX Network Token - Announcement
Published: 30 Mar 2018
For many people, the advent of bitcoin promised a fundamental shift to the world economy as it enabled direct and decentralized access to financial services. This would have a particular impact for emerging markets, such as most regions of Africa. However, transformation of the financial system is only half of the solution.
Sun Exchange Wins SDO Global Blockchain Challenge
Published: 20 Jun 2017
On May 29th I pitched the Sun Exchange to an esteemed audience in Dubai as part of the Smart Dubai Office Global Blockchain Challenge that we were invited to attend. We were competing against 20 other businesses from all over the globe working with blockchain technology and we won 1st place and a modest cash prize.
Update on Stellenbosch Waldorf School project
Published: 19 Jan 2017
South Africa's first ever crowd-funded solar plant at the Stellenbosch Waldorf School has now been operating for over four months. So has the solar output met our estimates?
We are now issuing SolarCoins to our project backers
Published: 29 Jul 2016
SolarCoin is digital currency that is being issued to owners of solar power plants around the world. This means that if you contribute funds towards a solar project through The Sun Exchange, you not only will receive your portion of revenue generated by the solar plant, but you are also going to receive a second revenue stream of Solar Coin for the lifespan of the project.
The Potential of Solar Energy for the Digital Currency Industry
Published: 30 Mar 2016
You may of seen on our Twitter feeds and Facebook page things like 'welcome to the age of the Solar powered money'. We truly mean that. The value of the dollar is to a large degree propped up by oil, aka the petro-dollar. Now, consider that any Bitcoin miner can create digital currency from a computer. Not all digital currency mines are solar powered (for now at least) and they still need to increase in efficiency a great deal.
Solar Tree - A Functional Art Installation
Published: 23 Nov 2015
As part of our ongoing Indiegogo Campaign, we are going to build a fully upcycled fully functioning solar tree to commemorate the start of community-owned solar in South Africa. Our Indiegogo pledgers are to have their names emblazoned on the leaves for passers by to see for evermore!
Why we use bitcoin.
Published: 23 May 2018
People often ask us why we use bitcoin when it is still an early technology, it uses a lot of energy and the price is volatile. Here's why.
Sun Exchange Raises $1.6 Million Seed Investment to Catalyse Global Shift to Solar Power
Published: 19 Oct 2017
Sun Exchange has raised $1.6 million in seed financing from several strategic partners to accelerate global access to solar power. Our new partners include Network Society Ventures (New York City), Kalon Venture Partners (Johannesburg, South Africa) and three of the world's leading technology accelerators, BoostVC (San Francisco Bay Area), Techstars (Boulder, Colorado) and Powerhouse (Oakland, California).
The Silicon Based Economy - financing solar cells with Bitcoin
Published: 28 Jan 2017
Does Bitcoin hold the key to sustainable development in Africa… and the planet?
Hold tight for the big switch over!
Published: 16 Oct 2016
Off the back of The Sun Exchange winning the Best Bitcoin/Blockchain in Africa 2016 Award at the African Fintech awards in South Africa last week, I thought it fine time to give all of our followers an update.
South Africa's first ever crowd-funded solar plant now ready to install!
Published: 09 Jun 2016
We have made history! All users of The Sun Exchange have just made history by collectively financing a solar plant in South Africa. Although crowd-funding in Europe is very common, this is the first time such a solution has EVER been deployed in South Africa.
WE ARE ROLLING
Published: 03 Feb 2016
Hi all, Just a quick update to let you know how things are progressing since our Indiegogo campaign ended. We did enjoy a nice xmas break but now fully back up to steam and very excited about what is coming up in 2016.
Why we use bitcoin.
Published: 23 May 2018
People often ask us why we use bitcoin when it is still an early technology, it uses a lot of energy and the price is volatile. Here's why.
Sun Exchange Raises $1.6 Million Seed Investment to Catalyse Global Shift to Solar Power
Published: 19 Oct 2017
Sun Exchange has raised $1.6 million in seed financing from several strategic partners to accelerate global access to solar power. Our new partners include Network Society Ventures (New York City), Kalon Venture Partners (Johannesburg, South Africa) and three of the world's leading technology accelerators, BoostVC (San Francisco Bay Area), Techstars (Boulder, Colorado) and Powerhouse (Oakland, California).
The Silicon Based Economy - financing solar cells with Bitcoin
Published: 28 Jan 2017
Does Bitcoin hold the key to sustainable development in Africa… and the planet?
Hold tight for the big switch over!
Published: 16 Oct 2016
Off the back of The Sun Exchange winning the Best Bitcoin/Blockchain in Africa 2016 Award at the African Fintech awards in South Africa last week, I thought it fine time to give all of our followers an update.
South Africa's first ever crowd-funded solar plant now ready to install!
Published: 09 Jun 2016
We have made history! All users of The Sun Exchange have just made history by collectively financing a solar plant in South Africa. Although crowd-funding in Europe is very common, this is the first time such a solution has EVER been deployed in South Africa.
WE ARE ROLLING
Published: 03 Feb 2016
Hi all, Just a quick update to let you know how things are progressing since our Indiegogo campaign ended. We did enjoy a nice xmas break but now fully back up to steam and very excited about what is coming up in 2016.