Hello, I’m Si Chen, founder of Open Source Strategies.
I come from a background in investment management and building open source enterprise software, such as ERP and CRM.
Being a newcomer to the energy industry, I’ve noticed that there’s been a lot of technological innovation, and what the industry needs are new and innovative business models to support those new technologies.
For example, clean tech energy companies need to be able to bring their technologies to market without asking their customers to invest capital or take on energy production risk.
Meanwhile, utilities, which have been doing exactly that, need to offer their customers new energy technologies and greater resilience, at much smaller scale than the big power plants of the past.
So in the end, I see all of us coming together on offering energy-as-a-service business models that make a variety of energy technologies, from renewables and battery storage to energy efficiency and grid responsiveness, easy and risk-free for customers.
And that’s what we’re focused on: We’re not focused on a particular technology, but rather to enable the clean tech business models of the future for technology companies, utilities, and ultimately the energy consumers.
We’re here to help structure and finance clean tech energy under these new business models. We’re also developing software, opentaps, that will be the ERP of the energy-as-a-service business model.
We’re making our software open source for two reasons:
One, only by being open source could it be adaptable to all the people all over the world who need clean energy, and the technology companies and utilities that will have to supply them.
And Two, we want to accelerate the clean energy transition, and we feel one of the best things we can do is by making our software open source.
Because ultimately, we must all hurry and move forward as quickly as we can to stop Climate Change.