As part of Sustainable Places 2022 in Nice, a workshop on Low-TRL Renewable Energy Technologies was held. Luc Berman from LGI Sustainable Innovation presented methodologies and strategies adopted within the Sun-to-X project to address those issues.
An interesting panel discussion took place after the presentations by projects representatives. The panel tried to give answers to the following questions:
- What are the main barriers to innovation in energy generation systems/processes?
- What challenges do you foresee in bringing these new energy technologies to the market (commercial exploitation)?
- What will be the role of these low TRL technologies in the energy system of 2030 and 2050? Do they fit in a distributed generation scenario?
- What measures are being taken in your project to ensure that your technology will be successful in the market? (projects at TRL3-4 vs. projects at TRL5)