Overview
EcoChain is a blockchain based investment hub and central project comparison tool, which directly connects investors to renewable energy projects around the world, allowing them to gain long-term ROI.
Benefits to Investors
This platform gives the opportunity for investors to access all sizes of renewable energy projects; from utility sized projects to social-good renewable energy projects Like Energy Bazaar (an up and coming Blockchain Startup who will help in the deployment of renewable energy projects in India) in developing parts of the world, simply by using the EcoChain network and investment portal.
How does it work?
The EcoChain network will consist of a superior list of renewable energy investment projects which investors can explore and choose as required. The EcoChain hub will offer users a pre-vetted selection of projects which are currently open for investment. Each project will be accompanied by full financials and forecasts for the use of analysis by financial managers.

EcoChain will act as a facilitator. As we receive your BCDC Tokens to the value you want to invest in your chosen project, these will be converted to Bitcoin and loaded into the protective smart contracts which will release funds to a set schedule of targets as they are met by the project.

Forwarding your funds to the project on a drip-feed basis as they meet project milestones. This approach using smart contracts will to ensure the safety of your overall investment.

Your legal contract will be held directly with the renewable energy project. The renewable energy project will deposit your ROI earnings to you directly - either in a Fiat or digital currency at agreed intervals over the life of the investment contract. This will usually be 10, 15 or 20 years.

Financial Security Guaranteed
Our digital access token allows you to invest in a project from anywhere in the world and ensures there are smart contracts in place which will only release your next tranche of investment when the milestones are met on the renewable energy projects’ Roadmap. This keeps everyone involved in the projects on time and on budget.
Where does my ROI come from?
Each project on the EcoChain Hub will have a full breakdown on where your ROI will come from. These might include:
  • Feed-in Tariffs (where available)
  • A percentage of energy costs saved
  • Leaseback costs
  • Extra energy sold from social renewable energy projects

As solar panels and other eco energy equipment can last up to 20 years, each project will provide a long-term ROI for investors. It has previously been proven that investors can return between 8% and 12.5% per year on projects of this nature. (These are initial estimates and each project’s ROI will be confirmed once a full project analysis has been completed and posted on the projects pitch within EcoChain.)

Maintenance & Insurance
We care about your safety, so protect your investment:
  • All renewable project equipment will be under installation defects warranties by the installer.
  • All renewable technology used in the projects have their own manufacturers warranties ranging from three to 20 years depending on the technology.
  • On top of this each project will have maintenance and insurance coverage built into the project cost, ensuring that your investment is as protected as Renewable Energy Project can make it.
EcoChain Diagram
Launch Time
You will be able to invest in renewable energy projects via EcoChain 3 months after the end of BCDC’s main Token Sale.
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Example of Social-Good Renewable Energy Project

Energy Bazaar believes that energy should be a right. Increasing energy access and democratising energy ownership, while creating sustainable innovations is at the very heart of the mission of the organisation. By engineering a peer-to-peer energy trading platform, Energy Bazaar expects to facilitate a neutral space for solar panel holders to share electricity with their neighbours, therefore incentivising the purchase of solar panels. The platform is interesting for microgrid operators, because of its integrated grid stability mechanisms. Built on blockchain infrastructure, the mechanism follows game-theoretical principles with incentives for grid stability. The next step of the project will target utilities, making them more efficient, allowing them to allocate more resources towards creating connections for people to the grid.

For a first pilot, an energy trading platform in a microgrid in India will be tested. Funds are needed to hire a full-time developing team that can build further on the proof-of-concept that was already created and some minor expenses, such as smart meters and a battery. The platform itself can be scaled easily to larger systems after that. The expected revenue streams are fees on each traded kWh and subscription charges for grid operators, for who we increase efficiency of the system.