Elliott P. Montgomery
2009-11

The Energy Pilots

 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. 

 



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The Energy Pilots - business research devices
The Energy Pilots - business research devices
Informational Video (still)
Informational Video (still)
Turbine Printing could offer additional revenue for wind farms.
Turbine Printing could offer additional revenue for wind farms.
A testing device is used to study reactions to turbine printing.
A testing device is used to study reactions to turbine printing.
The Solar Lottery could be used to attract customers to a solar energy provider
The Solar Lottery could be used to attract customers to a solar energy provider
The Solar Lottery Ball Tumbler is used to research the Solar Lottery
The Solar Lottery Ball Tumbler is used to research the Solar Lottery
The exhaust of a solar updraft tower could afford an entertainment service, allowing people to launch objects into the sky.
The exhaust of a solar updraft tower could afford an entertainment service, allowing people to launch objects into the sky.
The Updraft Replicator is used to study this new business model.
The Updraft Replicator is used to study this new business model.
Additional revenue could be earned for a geothermal plant, by allowing tourists to travel deep into the borehole - a Hyper Historical tour.  .
Additional revenue could be earned for a geothermal plant, by allowing tourists to travel deep into the borehole - a Hyper Historical tour. .
This service is discussed with potential geothermal tourists, using a tour chamber simulator.
This service is discussed with potential geothermal tourists, using a tour chamber simulator.