Evolve Energy offers route to market reward for energy efficiency innovations
Evolve Energy, the UK's leading independent energy efficiency and management company, has launched the 'Energy Innovation Challenge', to find Britain's most innovative and effective energy efficient products and services.
Evolve Energy is encouraging energy efficiency innovators and companies to step forward with their cutting-edge ideas, products or services designed to improve energy efficiency delivery.
The winning ideas, judged by a panel of business and energy efficiency experts, will then be rigorously tested and where applicable, offered a route to market and implemented in the energy management solutions offered by Evolve Energy.
All submitted ideas will be judged by a panel consisting of Evolve Energy directors and select business people experienced in the cleantech sector, such as energy engineering, building and controls services and demand response.
The Energy Innovation Challenge is open to businesses at all stages of development, from prototypes through to revenue generating, profitable businesses.
All interested parties should submit their ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.evolveenergy.com for more information.
Gary Parke, CEO of Evolve Energy, said:
“We are looking for the most forward thinking ideas in energy efficiency, whether it's a better light bulb, power station or energy storage facility – we want to hear about it. This challenge is open to all innovators and entrepreneurs passionate about their product or service designed to improve energy efficiency delivery, lower the costs for businesses and tackle the issue of climate change. Energy efficiency has too often been viewed as the ugly sister next to renewables; it's time for people to realise that during the downturn, investment in energy-saving and energy-reducing measures will have an immediate material impact in terms of emissions reductions and actually save money.”
Evolve Energy has a strong track record of championing successful innovators in the sector through the delivery partnerships it forms. One of the most recent successes has been the development of a unique new service with demand-response entrepreneurs, Flexitricity, which partners with businesses throughout the UK to provide low-carbon balancing services – or reserve electricity at peak times – to the National Grid.
Gary Swandells, Commercial Development Director at Flexitricity, said:
“Working with Evolve Energy enbles us to reach out to a far wider range of business. In particular, we can work with lots of smaller installations around the country which, individually, would not provide enough capacity to justify a direct relationship with ourselves, but, when aggregated together through Evolve Energy it will be possible to reach much deeper into an estate and work with far smaller assets. This approach has the potential to allow us access to many extra megawatts at a moment's notice. This not only creates a valuable new income stream for energy partners but has a very significant positive impact on the environment too. The Energy Innovation Challenge can offer technology developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses around the country an alternative route to market.”
Successful applicants for the 'Energy Innovation Challenge' will be shortlisted before introducing their ideas in person to the Evolve Energy panel of judges on the 24th February 2009. The competition is ongoing; submissions after this date will be considered for subsequent rounds.
Evolve Energy has proven experience in delivering cost effective and intelligent energy efficiency solutions across a wide range of buildings and business sectors. It offers a total solutions service, which sees it re-fit premises with energy efficient equipment, and manage and monitor the energy systems thereafter to ensure savings are maintained.
Since Evolve Energy was founded in 2006 the company has expanded rapidly through the acquisition of leading companies in the areas of building automation, metering, energy reduction solutions and supply analysis.
Evolve Energy has been awarded the Carbon Trust's seal of approval for energy efficiency accreditation for its achievements in reducing energy use from leading organisations in industry, commerce and the public sector.
Evolve Energy works with a diverse range of businesses and buildings from The Savoy Hotel, the Natural History Museum and the Palace of Westminster, through to modern retail and leisure outlets such as Tesco, the Co-operative stores, and Center Parcs. In each case, Evolve Energy has helped businesses cut their energy bills by up to 40% through a series of technical measures.
Evolve Energy believes that energy saving projects have measurable results and excellent bottom line benefits. Their results prove they deliver both a good return on investment and a measurable reduction in carbon emissions.
Applicants are advised to submit their ideas to email@example.com or click here for more information.