Innovation Future Specialist
What we need is an open minded challenge balanced with rigorous scientific testing; to deliver sustainable, abundant, clean, energy solutions for everyone. The following highlights the design of such a challenge.
Paths to quick and ultimate clean energy
The challenge consists of the following phases:
» Promotion and submissions
» Theoretical evaluation
» Specify and build
» Practical testing
» Promote the winners(Show more ↓)
A solution could win one or more of the following prizes:
» Best energy generation solution
» Best energy storage and/or distribution solution
» Breakthrough in cost: Best solution that delivers at one tenth (or less) the cost of conventional energy prices.
» Breakthrough in deployment: Best solution that deploys (builds / installs) an energy generation plant, storage facility or distribution network at one tenth (or less) the conventional cost; or at ten times (or more) the conventional deployment speed.
» Community power prizes: Best standalone, independent, static and portable solutions that deliver sufficient power for one home, and can be easily scaled up for a whole village.
Upon completion of the challenge we have a set of solutions that address the overall energy landscape, with paths to quick and ultimate clean energy.
Oh, just one more thing... An online interactive tool could be used as part of the entry process, to allow potential candidates to assess how their prototype compares to the requirements. Also, it could automatically rate and order submissions, to make it easier for the Judging Panel to pick the best entries; particularly useful if many entries are submitted. A brief example is outlined on the following page.