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SBRI funding competition: Electric Vehicle Charging, Sustainable Energy Solutions


The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) has a number of off-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers. EV charging technology is improving but still doesn’t offer optimal smart city and smart grid solutions. Edinburgh needs an integrated innovation energy solution that can cater for future mass market potential.

Projects should offer smart grid, storage and generation capabilities, to overcome the current limitations imposed by EV charging infrastructure.

Solutions can include:

  • generating renewable energy that can be used in on-street locations with limited space and public access constraints
  • battery storage capabilities that can draw power from the grid when it is most economical, store excess renewable energy, and draw power from EV batteries
  • smart meter and advanced software models that allow for the two-way flow of energy between the grid and the battery storage system, to take advantage of lower tariffs. Smart grid capabilities should help balance the requirements of the grid

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Project size

We expect projects to range in size up to total costs of £20,000 per applicant. Projects should last up to 6 months.

For Eligibility, Scope, Dates, information on how to apply or supporting information please visit the website here.