The Energy Innovation Agency is actively looking for energy innovators, with near to market solutions, and commercial organisations, ready to decarbonise their buildings and operations, to participate in its funded programme, Energy Accelerator for Non-Domestic Buildings.
This exciting project is supporting businesses with low-carbon solutions, to scale their innovative products, and services, and is enabling large energy end-users in Greater Manchester (GM) to overcome their decarbonisation challenges through the implementation of innovative solutions which can measure and optimise energy use, improve energy efficiency, and integrate renewable energy technologies to help reduce carbon emissions.
Funded through the Innovation Accelerator Programme, the project will support up to 20 low-carbon demonstrator projects.
The benefits of the programme will be wide-ranging.
Innovators will benefit from reduced costs of deployment, with up to 50% of the project cost funded through the programme, as well as project design & management support; introduction and matching to a suitable GM end user; and data collection and project performance assessment which will deliver evidence required for commercialisation, scaling and investment.
Successful end users will receive the fully funded and project managed implementation of a resilient, sustainable and affordable energy system which is designed specifically around their own use case and challenges, providing a cost-effective way to validate solutions and build a business case for wider investment in decarbonising measures.
Predicted project solutions deployed through the programme include:
- Building fabric solutions to improve building energy efficiency
- Smart, digital energy management software systems to reduce building energy use
- Electric heating solutions to reduce the use of gas heating systems
- Renewable energy solutions to increase clean energy generation and use