Do you have any operational projects or is this pilot project the first?
Hey @ocean-based, welcome to the community.
It would be great if you could tell us a bit more about what you're trying to do, the motivations, and engage with the community here first. I'd imagine most people would prefer to learn quite a bit about any potential investment before they would consider funding
@Zo Thanks for sharing this! Awareness is the first, most important step
@CODEX Awesome! Congrats on the launch upvoted
Hey @Simon-Shepard, this sounds like really interesting potential storage tech.
@Eric-Chaves is working on energy storage as well, more so on the Underground Pumped Hydro Storage (UPHS) side of things. Different tech obviously but he might have some interesting thoughts here.
Check out this post to learn about his project
I'm hopeful. At the very least, we are currently in the middle of the biggest remote working experiment that the world has ever seen. Commuting causes a huge amount of unnecessary emissions and this could persuade some to skip the commute when things go back to normal
@gippgig has got it right. If this is to ever turn into reality, the key will be to talk to stand on the shoulders of those who have worked on this problem or similar before rather than starting from scratch
@Pascal-Ramsey Absolutely - a more permanent wiki section for vetted resources is actually a work in progress feature for this site! Stay tuned
@CODEX fair enough, keep up the good work!
@CODEX Awesome, keep up the good work. I tried looking for it in the Play Store, is there an Android app or iOS only for now?
@CODEX Congrats! That's a huge step. What are your findings so far?
@l42 Solar is cheaper than fossil fuels in many geographies already! Most new money flowing into energy development projects is going to clean energy. No one is going to shut down an already operational and profitable fossil fuel project through
Energy markets are a dynamic thing. Demand is what it is and project developers build according to that
Check out this report
@AlisonL Thanks for sharing your project and welcome to the community! Ekoru sounds really interesting and I love the environmental mission
I've seen and used search engines like ecosia before, what would you recommend for someone who wants to support both? Also think having extensions into different browsers are crucial though it looks like you've already built some.
One idea might be making your financials a bit more transparent if possible, people want to know exactly how their use of the product translates to real impact. Great job overall though!
Hi everyone, I'm looking to improve the functionality and overall usefulness of Collective.Energy - trying to gauge what the primary use for most people here is.
Specifically, what is the main benefit that you get or are hoping to get from being here?
Building collaboratively is important to me and that extends to the design of this community itself. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated.
@K-Fitzsimmons Good idea but it doesn't seem financially possible in developing countries
@Rob-Bennett Sounds like a real opportunity to me
From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's recent report:
Food wastage could lead to an increase in emissions estimated to 1.9–2.5 GtCO2 per year
Food wastage is a combination of:
Food loss – the decrease in mass and nutritional value of food due to poor infrastructure, logistics, and lack of storage technologies and management
Food waste that derives from inappropriate human consumption that leads to food spoilage associated with inferior quality or overproduction.
Splitting it out into those components might make the problem easier to understand and solve
@duke Thanks for sharing. Is there an ongoing pilot project that you're involved in? Or is this more at the idea stage?
@Maxime-Cote Highlighting this is quite important. Ultimately the vast majority of new energy generation globally will be in developing countries. One way that I've seen clean energy penetrating these areas in a more flexible way is through distributed (local) generation. Having microgrids with on-site generation has a lot of benefits including greater energy security and resilience. I'm going to write a longer piece on this problem... stay tuned