Trent Basin Community Energy Scheme

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Professor Mark Gillott croppedNottingham and all UK cities can become energy self-sufficient and community energy schemes like Project SCENe at Trent Basin show how this can be accomplished.

Professor Mark Gillott, University of Nottingham

The vision for Trent Basin foresees a new kind of sustainable neighbourhood with a distinct identity and a strong sense of place, underpinned by research and innovation.

A significant part of this innovation is enabled by Innovate UK funding and the Energy Research Accelerator ERA. It brings together companies involved in the energy supply chain with key industry players, academics and the potential buyers of around 120 homes on site to deliver new models for community energy schemes. Using novel consumer engagement tools and a focus on business model development the consortium will develop and test business model templates that could be used by developers of large scale housing projects.