François Sonnet is a Catalan (Spain)-based renewable energy advocate and cofounder of a nonprofit affiliate of renewable energy cryptocurrency SolarCoin, ElectriCChain, a distributed ledger, the self-organizing, decentralized swarm intelligence Internet of things (IoT) that forms SolarCoin's blockchain backbone.
Sonnet graduated with a masters in finance engineering, with honors, from ICHEC Brussels Management School. He began his career with Euronext, Lloyds International Banking Group, and the audit firm PwC in Luxemburg.
Sonnet is an expert in solar energy business models, having cofounded Belgium’s number one award-winning solar installer, SunSwitch SA, in 2007, using pocket-seed capital. He built the company to over one hundred employees and a $20M Euro turnover in under thirty months, logging 2.000 solar installs and island systems.
The ElectriCChain was cofounded in January 2016 by Sonnet, Starlab alumni Nick Gogerty and Christopher Altman, and solar advocate Luke Johnson, with support from the SolarCoin Foundation. Sonnet currently works as solar advisor to affiliates joining the SolarCoin ecosystem and the solar industry, and runs the ElectriCChain open-source blockchain side of SolarCoin. The initiative forms the lowest carbon currency, the largest environmental monitoring experiment, and the largest private renewable energy project in the world.
SolarCoin aims to incentivize a planet powered largely by solar energy. To this end, the project is on a mission to build the foundation for a global energy transition by awarding SolarCoins to solar energy producers, creating the first global, energy-referenced currency. To date, the project has granted more than 8 million MWh of solar power across 62 countries—enough to power the city of Amsterdam and its residents for a full year. The initiative forms the lowest carbon currency, the largest environmental monitoring experiment, and the largest private renewable energy project in the world.
|• SolarCoin||• Blockchain|
|• ElectriCChain||• Cryptocurrency|
|• Christopher Altman|
|• Luke Johnson|
|• Nick Gogerty|