Luke Johnson is a Tokyo-based renewable energy advocate, solar engineer with over eighteen years experience in the industry across six countries and four continents, and cofounder of ElectriCChain, a nonprofit affiliate of SolarCoin renewable energy cryptocurrency, with Christopher Altman, Nick Gogerty and François Sonnet. ElectriCChain is a distributed ledger, the self-organizing, decentralized swarm intelligence Internet of things (IoT ) that forms SolarCoin's blockchain backbone.
Johnson has worked in the Japanese solar industry continuously since 2008. He holds a masters degree in engineering and solar cell research from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Engineering in photovoltaics and solar energy, with honors, from the University of New South Wales. He is cofounder and CEO of Sunpulse and Solcrypto in Tokyo and Hong Kong, and has completed over five GWp of design and technical due diligence on solar photovoltaic plants in Japan, consulting on over one thousand solar fields. He has published over a dozen research publications on solar irradiance datasets, solar module reliability and design, outdoor and accelerated testing, and snow and yield calculation methodologies for Japan.
Johnson's current research includes long-term outdoor exposure of solar modules and solar module degradation, solar project yield estimation and global solar and financial market interaction and integration. He has been involved in blockchain technology since late 2013 with Sunpulse and Solcrypto, a joint venture between Chain-of-Things and Solcrypto based out of Hong Kong, with a team of specialists working on the commercialization of solar blockchain-enabled data loggers.
Johnson wrote the white paper that inspired the ElectriCChain in 2015, under guidance from the SolarCoin Foundation. The initiative is recognized by the United Nations and the International Renewable Energy Agency as the lowest carbon currency, the largest environmental monitoring experiment, and the largest private renewable energy project in the world.
|• Christopher Altman|
|• François Sonnet|
|• Nick Gogerty|