The Energy Entrepreneurs Scheme
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced the launch of a £16million fund for entrepreneurs to develop new energy saving ideas. The first phase of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, part of a £35million fund announced earlier this year, is now open to applications. There is up to £10million available to support energy efficiency technologies such as building control systems, advanced lighting systems, and space heating and cooling technologies. There is also up to £6million available for power generation and energy storage technologies including fuel cells, biomass boilers and heat pumps. The aim of this funding is to speed up the development of low carbon technologies towards commercialisation, helping cut carbon in the UK, supporting jobs and creating export opportunities. The closing date for applications for the first phase is the 31st October 2012. A second phase of this scheme will be launched in early 2013 with the remaining £19million available.
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