SILCI is a four year research project exploring disruptive low carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.

Low carbon innovations are an integral part of efforts to address climate change. Low carbon innovations imply changes to the ways we produce and use energy, move around, eat, use land, build our cities, integrate information technologies into our daily lives.

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Low-carbon innovations

Distributed systems that combine solar PV, on-site battery storage, and demand response to utility or prices signals are an example of a disruptive low carbon innovation relating to electricity supply

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Future mobility

Car clubs and car sharing are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to mobility

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Future cities

Smart homes or net zero energy homes are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to housing

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Future food

Reuse networks or service economies for consumer goods are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to material wellbeing

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