The understated disruption of SOLshare in Bangladesh
Sebastian Groh has built the world’s first peer-to-peer solar energy-sharing company, with the potential to upend how we view electricity consumption and distribution.
20 May 2020
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The first thing you notice about the box is how small it really is.

If you are of average build, the white box fits snug in your hands, say the length of both your palms put next to each other. It isn’t much to look at, though, which is a shame. Not when you’ve flown and driven thousands of kilometres in anticipation to see it in flesh and blood, in a modest brick house, 500 km northeast of Dhaka. There it sits, next to nothing on the wall, attracting no attention to itself. Except when it is in use, and a tiny, green light flashes to tell its owner that the box is doing its job. An ingenious task which, in the world of accomplished boxes which hold equally complicated feats of human engineering, no other box can claim to do.

The SOLshare box lets you buy or sell electricity. From within the four walls of your home by the press of a button. Press: Buy. Press: Sell.

It is the world’s first peer-to-peer energy-sharing system, designed for

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