The recent breakthroughs in smart energy technology have launched a business innovation race. A range of models are emerging, each vying for supremacy:
• Electricians and solar installers are moving into more holistic energy retrofits
• Electricity network businesses and electricity retailers are establishing integrated utility services
• Banks are establishing green mortgage programs
• Councils are establishing community energy services
• State and Federal Governments are looking to establish innovative rating and retrofit programs.
The common theme is integration:
• Integration of a wider range of products including building performance improvements, efficient appliances, home energy management systems, solar PV and batteries.
• Integration of a wider range of services, including opportunity identification, design, financing, installation, and ongoing management.
This presentation will review each of the competing business models, including:
• The key features of the model
• The key strengths / weaknesses / opportunities / threats to widespread adoption
• A real world international case study that exemplifies the model
• A synthesis of its current status and prospects
The presentation will conclude by overviewing the enablers and barriers to this new wave of business model innovation, with some concluding remarks on the path forward for the industry