SmartKlub Open for Business in Scotland

Charles Bradshaw-Smith launched SmartKlub Scotland in Edinburgh on 23 May at the Low Carbon Scotland conference in front of Paul Wheelhouse, SNP MSP Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy. SmartKlub chaired two sessions during Scotland’s leading conference for local authorities and energy service providers.  In the opening session, Charles explained SmartKlub’s services including their revolutionary[…]

SmartKlub creating a SCENe…

SmartKlub is pleased to announce its success in winning a major new Innovate UK funded research project.  Called Project SCENe (Sustainable Community Energy Networks), the aim of the project is to accelerate the adoption of “off grid” energy in the UK (i.e. minimised use of the national grid). SmartKlub and its collaborators will achieve this by[…]

SmartKlub Chair House of Commons Debate

Charles Bradshaw-Smith, Co-CEO of SmartKlub, chaired a lively debate on The Community Energy Revolution when the city of Nottingham showcased in Parliament the businesses, institutions and projects that have become a pivotal part of the city’s development. SmartKlub was invited to participate due to its partnering in a groundbreaking Community Energy project in Nottingham Trent[…]

Introducing the essential tools for building the perfect Smart City

The purpose of this blog is to introduce a set of Smart City standards, which provide the ideal basis on which to build a collaborative, innovative and sustainable city. The standards were formulated by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Those featured here are the ones considered relevant to SmartKlub’s city customers and partnerships. When considering[…]

Edinburgh begins to harness the power of community energy…

Edinburgh has made an important step towards meeting its ambitious target of a 42% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020, whilst simultaneously ensuring community involvement and social benefit. This is courtesy of the exemplary work of the Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative and the Edinburgh City Council. The project, launched in September 2015, is considered to[…]

Collaboration, Connection, Creation and Community – What did the Cities say?

It is an unusual moment when a company or organisation can stop the perpetual conveyor belt of daily responsibilities, statutory duties, corporate reporting and internal meetings to look outwards and ask “How can we play our part in making the biggest difference?” By talking to cities over the last four years, we at SmartKlub have[…]

Is the Distributed Energy market ready for a new approach?

The future is ever more individualised – not just for energy but just about anything. We are seeing that in the market now. People and institutions want more individualisation. Throughout history we always had individualisation with hand-made bespoke goods. That was until economies of scale post industrialisation offered mass market affordability with a compromise best[…]