SunContract provides community self-sufficieny

4 min readNov 15, 2021

In recent months a lot of new and interesting things have been going on at SunContract. In this article, we will highlight a few of the most memorable moments of the past few months and give you a sneak peek into what is about to come.

The first 100% electricity self-sufficient village in Slovenia

In August 2021 the SONCE Energija company, which is the official partner of SunContract in Slovenia, presented the first 100 % electricity self-sufficient village Zavrate, which is located near the Slovene town of Radeče. This was the first step towards self-sufficient and climate-neutral communities in Slovenia.

Zavrate, the first 100 % electricity self-sufficient village in Slovenia

Furthermore, we launched the first self-sufficient city center in Radeče. This project has also been saved the municipality the money to renovate the roof of the health center, which is also an advantage of such cooperation. In addition, it also enables the citizens of the city center to become self-sufficient, even if they live in blocks of flats or do not have the option of installing solar power plants on their roof. It enables them to be resistant to the increase in the price of electricity on the market, which is now being recorded all over the world, as citizens can invest the necessary part of a solar power plant in it or combine it with rent. The whole town is also supported by the SunContract energy marketplace which enables the people of Radeče to link up to basic Blockchain technology and use its technological benefits.

The first self-sufficient city center in Radeče, Slovenia

Recognitions and prizes

In the same week, the SunContract platform was selected as the winner of this year’s energy award in the category best renewable source energy promotional project. The selection is traditionally organized for the 23rd time in a row by the newspaper Finance. Gregor Novak received the flattering award at the ceremony which was a part of the Energy Days conference, held in Portorož, Slovenia. “We are very grateful for this award and for the commission to recognizes the huge potential the SunContract holds,” was thankful Gregor Novak, CEO of SunContract.

Gregor Novak, CEO of SunContract

Another big recognition came from Valuer Magazines article which listed SunContract as one of Europes Best Green Startups. We are very glad to be contributing to a greener and cleaner Europe and also help the energy sector in its technological development.

SONCE Energija also managed to partner up with Urška Žolnir, who is professional Slovenian judoka who won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. SONCE installed a solar power plant on Urška Žolnirs estate and she also joined the SunContract energy marketplace. She is very satisfied customer and beneficially promotes the SunContract platform and helps raise awareness about renewable energy and a more self-sufficient energy lifestyle.

Urška Žolnir with her olympic gold medal

International activity

On the 22nd of September, Gregor Novak, CEO of SunContract attended the European Blockchain Week which was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and could also be watched online. At the event, Gregor Novak discussed how to take advantage of the opportunities and potentials offered by blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in the field of renewable energy. “Using AI will be the only way for success,” stated Novak and emphasized on how AI will become the future of renewable energy.

Earlier in October Gregor Novak held another speech at the international conference Smart Villages for a Green, Digital, Resilient Europe conference, organized by Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament and held at the beautiful castle Rajhenburg. He introduced the SunContract marketplace with its unique features which directly connects electricity producers with end customers and as such provides excellent support to villages and communities to become energy self-sufficient and climate neutral. The event itself was attended by about one hundred attendees and could also be watched online.

On the 1st of November, Gregor Novak attended another high-level event at the Dubai World Expo 2020 Rural Areas in 2040, organized by Franc Bogovič, EU-Parliament Member. He presented SunContracts project of self-sufficient and climate-neutral communities in Zavrate, where through community self-sufficiency included in the SunContract platform, we provide green electricity for all villagers, and a solar power plant at the Radeče Health Center, which provides community self-sufficiency for people of Radeče.

Our first visit at the Dubai World Expo 2020

What’s next?

To make sure to close off 2021 as a successful year for our company, SunContract will be also represented at the Dubai Expo this upcoming December. We will be hosted at the Slovenian pavilion where we will present our energy marketplace and talk about the future of the energy sector and blockchain. We look forwards to this great opportunity!

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SunContract is a pioneering energy-trading platform that directly connects energy producers and consumers into an energy marketplace based on smart contracts.