To Chain or Not to Chain? A Case from Energy Sector

  • Marinos ThemistocleousEmail author
  • Kypros Stefanou
  • Christos Megapanos
  • Elias Iosif
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 341)


During the last decade, Blockchain technology has attracted a lot of attention as it has the potential to disrupt the existing ecosystem and transform the way we do business. In this paper we investigate the energy supply chain and we examine the impact of the development of a blockchain solution in the area of solar energy. Our findings illustrate that blockchain technology can disrupt many areas of this sector including disruptions in the product, process, position and paradigm.


Blockchain technology Smart contracts Solar energy Action research Disruptive innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.University of PiraeusPiraeusGreece

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