Tolles Design-Projekt von Elliott P. Montgomery: The Energy Pilots ist seine Abschlussarbeit am Royal College of Art in London und präsentiert alternative Green-Tech-Geschäftsmodelle wie Turbine Printing oder Extreme Tourism. Ganz groß!
Cost is still a major limiting factor for low-carbon energy technologies. The Energy Pilots research program has been established to challenge the conventional energy business model in an effort to make low-carbon energy technologies cost-competitive.
The program develops hypothetical business models by borrowing proven techniques from other sectors, and adapts them to fit the financial difficulties of specific low-carbon technologies. Representative devices are then demonstrated in public spaces to discuss the viability and social implications of these hypothetical strategies.
This ongoing research has been presented at the Sparks Energy Symposium and at the Responsible Business Conference in 2011, catalysing discussions around the future of energy business and the associated implications.