• Status: Closed

  • Key features: An SBRI competition that will be launched by the City of Cardiff Council to identify and develop innovative solutions to generate portable renewable energy technologies that are able to work in a range of locations on underused or vacant land in the city.

  • Programme: SBRI

  • Award: Up to £1million

  • Opens: 20 Apr 2015, 00:02

  • Registration closes: No deadline

  • Closes: 08 Jun 2015, 17:02

  • Support phone number: sknowles@cardiff.gov.uk

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Portable renewable energy generation

Summary

Welsh Government logoThe Portable Renewable Energy Generation project is an SBRI competition that will be launched by the City of Cardiff Council to identify and develop innovative solutions to generate portable renewable energy technologies that are able to work in a range of locations on underused or vacant land in the city.
 

Department of Energy & Climate Change logo

 
This competition is jointly funded by Welsh Government, Innovate UK and the Department for Energy & Climate Change and will be run by the Energy & Sustainability Department of City of Cardiff Council. 
 
The contest will seek to develop innovative and cost effective solutions that provide portable and scalable technologies to generate clean renewable energy on vacant or underused land in the city that could be easily removed and relocated elsewhere as necessary. The solutions will need to:
 
  • be easy to transport, install, dismantle and store;
  • be able to work effectively in a range of different locational scenarios;
  • consider and devise effective, low cost means of connecting to energy distribution grids, directly to nearby users, and/or methods to store energy for future use elsewhere;
  • address issues of site security and health and safety;
  • be mindful of potential impacts on neighbouring areas; 
  • consider means of registering for appropriate Government incentives for renewable energy regeneration; and
  • show a clear route to scalability and cost effective production, measured against return on investment.
 
Organisations will be invited to compete for a share of a total of £1 million fund which will be divided into two stages as follows:
 
  • Stage 1: Up to 4 feasibility projects up to £50k each.
  • Stage 2: Up to 2 demonstrator projects up to £400k each.
 
A briefing event will be held on Wednesday 29th April 2015 at Cardiff Council County Hall offices
 
Registration for this event https://eventbrite.com/event/16394446230/