Energy Trading Platform For a GreenTech Startup

How creating a trailblazing digital marketplace for renewable energy producers and local households with an opportunity to save up to 20% on their monthly energy bill allowed a German startup to be available for 41 million households across Germany.



~1 year

About the project

The objective of the project was to implement a blockchain infrastructure based trading platform for open and direct energy trading.


Lition approached instinctools with an idea of creating a platform for direct energy exchange within Lition Energy System. The goal of the project was to simplify the legal, operational and economic hurdles for green power producers while facilitating customers to buy truly green electricity at a reduced price.


An initial consulting phase ensured clarification of customer needs and purpose of the product. It helped to determine the main tasks for the *instinctools team:

  • Trading platform development including backend, frontend and UI/UX design reflecting Lition corporate style
  • Blockchain-based solution development
  • Consulting and integration of project management methodology and configuration of project management processes


The end solution met all the customer’s requirements and expectations. Around 10 JavaScript frameworks were implemented to build reliable and functionally rich web application.

Key features

Well-organized development process from goals and needs decision to solution architecture allowed to create the product with the following key features:

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High performance and usability

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Informative dashboard (with information about producers, types of energy, current rates, transactions and contract data)

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Option to choose power plants and create several energy supply contracts with Lition

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Based on Ethereum and proprietary blockchain

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Access to energy market – the platform connects customers and producers to trade energy and receive financial benefits

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Possibility to try a live demo and experience the trading platform interface


The platform is currently the key product of the Lition and commercially available for 41 million households in Germany. Customers from more than 30 cities save up to 20% on their monthly energy bill, and producers generate up to 30% more profit. The solution gives users a possibility to support ecological energy plants and help to save the environment.

Client’s testimonial

“People at *instinctools are quite tech heads, which I like. They have used very advanced libraries, advanced techniques, advanced coding paradigms. So the advantage is that we get reusable code, that we get well-testable code, we get well-maintained code.”

– Richard Lohwasser, Co-founder and CEO of Lition




  • React

  • Axios

  • Async-validator

  • Babel-polyfill

  • Iban

  • Lodash

  • Pickmeup

  • Plotly.js

  • Prop-types

  • Redux

  • Swiper

  • Web3 and others

  • Node.js

  • Async

  • Babel

  • Bcryptjs

  • Bluebird

  • Cookie-parser

  • Cookie-parser

  • Dotenv

  • Express

  • Handlebars

  • Joi

  • Knex

  • Moment

  • Mysql

  • Needle

  • Nodemailer

  • Package.json

  • Redis

  • Redlock

  • Soap

  • Sqs-consumer

  • Winston and others


  • Solidity

  • Quorum

  • Web3

  • Truffle

  • Node-fetch

  • Enzyme

  • Readline-sync and others

  • Eslint

  • Jest

  • Prettier

  • Supertest

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