Changers Debuts World’s First Social Energy Marketplace: Changers.com

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Berlin-based startup, Changers, is introducing a portable solar charging system for everyone that aims to reduce global warming by shifting society to the use of a currency backed by the sun. The Changers System™ gives each of us way to harness the sun’s energy, liberate us from the grid, recharge our devices, socialize our energy production, and compete with each other to earn Changers Credits™ that can be spent in the Changers Marketplace™.

The Changers Kalhuohfummi intelligent solar battery.

We think that if you can unite people in the pursuit of renewable energy — even small amounts of energy — it will lead to a dramatic transformation in how we source and consume energy.

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Changers, the company that gives people the power to transform their energy behavior, is launching the Changers System, the world’s first Social Energy Marketplace on the Web: http://www.changers.com. The Changers System enables people to produce their own energy, measure how much they produce, and convert it into a currency that’s backed by the sun. Today, to jump-start all of us into independent power generators, Changers is debuting an intelligent personal solar charging kit that captures energy, records how much power it has generated, and then uploads precise metrics to the energy marketplace—Changers.com—for tracking, sharing, competing and redemption into Changers Credits.

The Changers Starter Kit includes the revolutionary Changers Kalhuohfummi™ solar battery and the Changers Maroshi™ solar module. The Changers Kalhuohfummi is a simple, one-button device that communicates with Changers.com. Inside is advanced intelligence that accurately measures how much energy it captures and stores in the built-in battery, ready to charge any smartphone or tablet. The Changers Kalhuohfummi solar battery is powered by the Changers Maroshi flexible solar module, which generates up to four Watts per hour — enough to charge the Kalhuohfummi battery in four hours. The Changers Maroshi solar panel, which is produced in Colorado, USA, can be attached to any window or sunny surface.

“Each of us takes it for granted that we have limitless energy on tap, and as a result we have become completely disconnected from how our actual energy usage impacts the planet,” said Markus Schulz, co-founder and CEO of Changers. “The Changers System aims to shift our attitudes and behavior by enabling each of us to produce our own energy, measure and visualize the real effect of this simple act, and then share our contributions with others. We think that if you can unite people in the pursuit of renewable energy — even small amounts of energy — it will lead to a dramatic transformation in how we source and consume energy.”

Make a decision. Produce your own energy. Change the world. Here’s how:

1.    Capture the sun: produce your own energy. The Changers personal solar charging kit enables any of us to produce and consume renewable energy. Now, anyone can start producing energy and know exactly how much CO2 they’ve saved. Find a sunny spot, plug it in, and start harnessing the natural energy of the sun. Pretty soon, you’ll be much more aware of where you get the best sunlight and how to optimize your energy production and consumption.

2.    Charge your device. Change your thinking. Plug in your Apple® iPhone®/iPad®/iPod®, Android™, Kindle™ (or any of 1,000 other devices) and charge it using the energy you captured. The Changers Kalhuohfummi will recharge your device as fast as a regular charger and radically change the way you think about energy. Now, you’re a Changer - an autonomous producer and consumer of your own renewable energy.

3.    Become part of a movement. Tell the world. Upload your energy production statistics to the Changers community to visualize your actual CO2 savings. See how much energy you’ve produced and compare your score with others. Share your experience and contribution via Facebook and Twitter. Your pioneering actions will inspire others to follow.

4.    Get rewarded. Turn your green behavior into Changers Credits. The amount of energy you produce is automatically converted into Changers Credits, which can be spent at retail partners on the Changers Marketplace who share your commitment to a greener planet.

How to join the Changers revolution
Starting today, Changers is taking a limited number of pre-orders for the Changers Starter Kit, for delivery in several weeks. The Changers Starter Kit is available online at http://www.changers.com/shop for $149.

About Changers
Changers the world’s first social energy marketplace, gives people the power to transform their energy behavior and get rewarded. By combining an advanced portable solar battery charger with the power of the social Web and a currency backed by the sun, Changers aims to stop global warming by motivating each of us to become independent energy producers. Changers is based in Berlin and led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with backgrounds in launching and growing successful technology companies. For more information, visit http://www.changers.com and follow us @changerscom on Twitter and Facebook.com/changerscom.

Changers, Changers.com, Changers Marketplace, Changers Social Energy Marketplace, Changers Kalhuohfummi, and Changers Maroshi are registered trademarks or trademarks of Changers GmbH., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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