Launched a year ago by Nesta and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Renewable Energy Challenge Prize has a tried and tested winner!
The winning solution exceeds all the technical requirements for the challenge, covers the energy needs for war returnee families and still costs no more than €5,000 per unit.
More widespread participation in the creation of renewable energy will push the UK closer to its low-carbon economy goal, says Valerie Mocker
The energy you use to boil a kettle in the morning or turn on the hallway light at night might now come from a renewable source. However, the bill continues to arrive from your commercial energy provider.
But what if you produced your own energy?
Last week, consultants Oliver & Ohlbaum published astudy for Google looking at the question of how to define and measure the creative industries. Its diagnosis of the problems in the metrics is in many ways correct.