Energy is a complex topic that exists at the nexus of technology, policy, economics, and social behavior. Many impactful technological solutions already exist for decarbonization, electrification, and clean energy resilience and access, but there are regulatory and economic hurdles that prevent their implementation. These problems are best solved through policy and the creation of new business models.
At XPRIZE, our specialty is true technological innovation. If we are trying to solve a problem that requires activism or creative finance, we may not be thinking audacious enough, or looking far enough ahead.
What are some nascent or conceptual technologies that could have an enormous impact on decarbonization and other problems beyond? What’s not getting the attention it deserves? What could benefit from the push that an XPRIZE provides? Look for something that’s up to ten years down the road, but you’d be excited about if it was a reality today.