iX challenge: Using Car Parks to create Sustainable Energy
Surrey Heath Borough Council are looking for a partner/s able to suggest how to turn their car parks into generation/storage sites with the energy being utilised within the locality (car charging or business/facility use).
The iX challenge competition, delivered by KTN, is supporting Surrey Heath Borough Council and The Greater South East Net Zero Hub to deliver a project to modify/adapt/transform multistorey car parks in Camberley to be able to generate, store and trade energy within the locality.
Surrey Heath Borough Council are looking for a partner/s able to suggest how to turn these car parks into generation/storage sites with the energy be utilised within the locality (car charging or business/facility use).
Responses are invited from single companies or consortia able to provide an entire solution that will lead to a completely integrated system at the site. The winning business(es) in this competition will be given the opportunity to deliver their solution as a partner project.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to present their ideas/solutions to the local authority and potentially work with the project partners to deliver a complete solution in one/both car parks.
The challenge is to design and implement physical hardware solutions that can integrate with existing infrastructure of the multi storey car parks in question that are cost effective and offer significant benefit to reaching net zero for the local council. Furthermore, if the car parks were able to offer charging facilities this might encourage more vehicle owners back to using the car parks and encourage more sustainable travel, commuting and more trade for businesses within the region.
The council would consider the use of space on the top floor/roof for power generation and energy storage. The council would also be interested in ideas on how the energy produced and not used may be traded with others in the area to support financially and balance the energy created.
Entrants to this competition must be established businesses, startups, SMEs or individual entrepreneurs.