With each of our XPRIZE competitions we seek to understand and design for the externalities of the solutions competitors might develop.
We imagine water usage could be a key component of a solution in air pollution emissions removal. Should we include a parameter limiting water usage? What about a scoring matrix that incentivizes the use of greywater over fresh, potable water?
Additional areas of interest to our team are energy consumption and waste disposal. Should waste streams have the requirement to be monetized, as in the case of Smog Free Rings?
What are appropriate, but audacious parameters around each of those externalities?