[size=12pt]Community Fundraiser for Indiegogo Solar Roadway Project (target ~250 PPC)[/size]
We thought it to be a good idea to support the Solar Roadway project on Indiegogo as a community.
This project is very much like Peercoin, about new technology, innovation and sustainability. Therefore a good match and we can use the pictures from the perk and possibly video on social media.
The idea is to raise about 250PPC through peer4commit so we can obtain the related $500 perk as a community. With that perk we earn the right to have a text engraved onto the mounting hole covers of the panels on the demo solar parking lot. We will also get some pictures which we can use for future marketing. With a bit of luck the Indiegogo project will also get a bit of press coverage which we might be able to leverage upon depending on our total contribution. Stretch target is another 50 PPC for the $100 perk, video from the makers and we can submit some text for them. See details on the Indiegogo link below. Funds beyond that go into further 250PPC increments for more $500 perks (engraved mounting hole covers). We can have a whole lot of them, as there are four in each panel, which would increase our chances on press exposure.
Please donate here for the Peercoin Solar Roadway Project fundraiser: http://peer4commit.com/projects/88
This fundraiser closes on: 29 May 12.00 UTC in order to be able to transfer the funds and commit to the Indiegogo project which closes ~2 days later.
Check out all the details on the Indiegogo project we are contributing to here:
Great! We have the first 50 PPC towards the 250 PPC and another 9 days to go.
Thanks for your donations, but we still need more !
I still think it is a great project even though I saw some of the negative comments on r/peercoin. Everyone has the right on their opinion. The project is just raising funds for a proof of concept on whether this can be scaled up and made cheaper. Of course there might be better propositions with a better ROI, but that is not what this is about. It is about innovation and trying new things. Eventually the knowledge will be used for even better projects and ideas. There is no such thing as the perfect idea.
Here is just one of the things which occurred to me as another benefit:
Ever heard of prefab? Prefab buildings are build within days instead of weeks or months and usually way cheaper. Imagine a relatively cheap prefab roadway replaced or laid in days, which also pays itself back over time by generating energy. Great for roads with relatively low traffic roads e.g. in suburbs and towns or even the out back. Or airfields for small airplanes.
Thanks for the link Cybnate. That is a really good video!
Are you posting updates back in the previous thread, also?[/quote]
Yes, the video is great. I enjoyed every minute of it. Regarding updates, this is the official thread for the fundraiser and I don’t like the double postings, but maybe I should?
Ok, the Solar panel Roadway fundraiser aka decentralised powergrid definitely needs a bit more love!
It is now less than a week before closure, we are just over 160 PPC. The target is 250 PPC. Just 90 PPC to go, it is not that much any more.
The indiegogo project itself is doing great, they had a lot of exposure in the last few days and they have raised over US$650,000 of US$1,000,000 with a week to go. It could be a close finish for them, but even if they can’t raise a million, it will just go through but a bit slower I suppose.
It will be engraved in metal, so no colors I guess. Will check with them if we can add the logo to the peercoin.net text. it would be a simplified version. Just the coin with the Peercoin P at best. But don’t count on it!
Happy to announce that the fundraiser for the Indiegogo Solar Panel Roadway Project is officially closed and has meet the target and the first stretch target. :pbjt:
I will transfer the funds to an exchange in order to exchange them for fiat and transfer the donation to the Indiegogo project as they don’t accept any cryptocoins.
So, that means that we will have two perks:
(Target) $500 donation: The right to have “Peercoin.net” engraved onto one the mounting hole covers of the panels on the demo solar parking lot. We will also get some pictures which we can use for future marketing. As above I will also ask to get the logo on it.
(Stretch Target) $100 donation: 30 second video from the makers with a thank you and as part of that we can submit a short shout-out. Something like: “Peercoin, the secure and sustainable coin”, or “Buy Peercoin now!”. I’m sure you guys can come up with other and better ones. If there are no response or consensus then I default to “Peercoin, the secure and sustainable coin”.
So please submit suggestions on what we like the project creators to say in their video. I figured out that we still have a bit of time to submit this, so please suggestions in the next 22 hours.
Edit: just secured our perks on Indiegogo and donated in total US$612 to the project. Will post more details tomorrow. Just sorting out the screenshots etc.