Bitcoin and blockchain require surprisingly large amounts of energy. The decentralized system uses massive amounts of computational power, which needs lots and lots of computers and servers, as well as air conditioning to keep the servers cool. By one estimate, bitcoin uses the same amount of power as the country of Denmark.
Smartcool Systems Inc. (SSC:TSX.V) announced on Wednesday that it is stepping into the sector. Smartcool's technology increases the energy efficiency of compressors in air conditioners, heat pumps, and refrigeration, and has been installed in a wide variety of establishments, including fast food restaurants, warehouses, and even a UK Premier League Football Club.
Now Smartcool has completed an installation at SSE's Data Center in Hampshire in the UK and has indicated that it is going to focus on cryptocurrencies, blockchain applications and cannabis growers.
"Smartcool is at the right time and right place." – TechTalkReporter
Ted Konyi, Smartcool's CEO, stated, "The use of BlockChain requires a tremendous amount of computational power driving electrical consumption. Smartcool can significantly affect the energy consumption for keeping the computers cool. As such, it can benefit the consumers financially and improve their environmental footprint."
The company is also targeting cannabis growers. Smartcool notes that "the cannabis industry is one of the nation's most energy intensive, often demanding 24-hour indoor lighting rigs, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems at multiplying grow sites. HVAC averages between 30% and 50% of total energy costs dependent on seasonal temperatures."
"Smartcool can provide a significant impact [on the cannabis industry]. Cooling represents a very large portion of overall costs given the heat that grow lights generate. Smartcool's technology has proven to reduce A/C costs and could reduce growers' energy costs and carbon footprint," CEO Konyi stated.
Smartcool has caught the attention of industry observers. TechTalkReporter.com notes that with Smartcool's focus "now on energy savings and reducing one's carbon footprint, worldwide, Smartcool is at the right time and right place." It opines that Smartcool "has dynamic growth potential with revenues increasing every quarter."
TechTalkReport.com noted that Smartcool's shares "recently hit a 52-week high of $0.10 before pulling back, forming a solid base. Technically we expect these shares to double, once again testing and breaking through its 52-week high." It has a goal of $0.15 on the shares.
"The outlook for this stock is very bright indeed and it is expected to proceed to make big gains." – Clive Maund
Technical analyst Clive Maund commented on Feb. 1 that Smartcool has "developed proven technologies that help users make big savings on their energy bills associated with air conditioning, heat pumps and refrigeration units etc. The big news now is that, after successful trials of its products at a test site, it is going to be concentrating on Blockchain applications, cryptocurrencies and cannabis growers, areas where a big proportion of the business costs incurred are associated with energy usage, so the demand for the company's products in these fields in order to make savings is likely to be huge."
Maund concluded that "the outlook for this stock is very bright indeed and it is expected to proceed to make big gains, regardless of what the market as a whole does, so holders should stay long, and it is rated a strong buy here at the current favorable price, and considered worth going overweight on."
Ron Struthers wrote on Feb. 1 in Struthers' Resource Stock Report that after Smartcool made its announcement, "the stock pops on highest volume ever, over 12M shares yesterday with a mention of marijuana and cryptocurrency. This might launch the stock into a new trading range, but is still cheap and a good buy here."
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