Horizer turns ANY vehicle into a solar-powered one.
As part of their journey on BlockStart’s 3rd Acceleration Programme, as an SME adopter, they were looking for new opportunities for collaboration with technology providers of DLT/blockchain solutions that could improve their business. This is the testimonial of their experience in our programme.
In one paragraph, what is Horizer?
Horizer aims to fragmentize and democratize the energy market by providing every person with the means to have clean, mobile energy accessible, shareable, and tradeable anywhere. Companies with a vehicle fleet and vehicle owners use Horizer’s solar module and energy app to reduce fuel consumption, lower cost, and CO2 emissions.
What is Horizer passionate about achieving?
We are transforming the Vehicle and Energy Market by providing every person with the means to have clean, mobile energy accessible, shareable, and tradeable anywhere.
Can you tell us why you have decided to apply to BlockStart’s 3rd Call for end-user SMEs?
We recognize the opportunity to join BlockStart as a partner to develop a blockchain solution that can help grow solar mobility as a transparent energy-producing, sharing, monitoring and performance enhancer for our business with a partner experienced in blockchain development.
What major challenges have you faced during the implementation/testing of BlockStart’s blockchain-based solution?
Our software is storing large volumes of data and high velocity data from IoT sensors, however this may prove not relevant as support integrity checking is where we want blockchain application and data sets can be accessed through other off-chain communications channels.
What kind of impact do you think the blockchain-based solution you have implemented in the scope of BlockStart may bring to your company?
Blockchain for Solar Mobility
By the possibility to share the information and make the property available to someone for a certain period of time, blockchain would greatly enhance our solar mobility solutions. It would be possible to use a vehicle as an energy generator, pay directly for the energy that the users in the network of vehicles, and solve problems such as electromobility by using intelligent contracts through the blockchain. So the costs, the property, and the use of everything could be distributed on the blockchain.
Especially in the complicated energy market, great progress could be achieved through the transparency and traceability of blockchain technology. This would make it easier for vehicle solar systems to charge, make energy tracking easier, facilitate asset management, and make it easier to issue certificates. This good regulation and transparent tracking should have a great influence on successful change, especially in the energy transition. Additionally, energy can be allocated to each vehicle individually, and then no matter where they charge or unload in the grid, for example, and thus facilitate billing.
Where do you see your company in 5 years?
Our next steps – Serving 50k vehicles and creating 51 GWh (giga wat hours) of clean, free and movable energy.
Want to know more about the blockchain-based solution adopted by Horizer?
Visit Hopu’s webpage or watch the video below to learn more about the “Enabling trust and reliability of IoT-based continuous monitoring by integrating certification via blockchain and a Policy Based Framework”, solution implemented by Horizer in the scope of BlokStart’s 3rd Acceleration Programme.