In my role in International Development in SeaWave Battery, I am planning for both the industrial nations and the developing world. Marketing breakthrough technology which will release the full economic potential of the solar photovoltaic and wind energy industries in the industrial nations is fairly straightforward, though it promises to be a wild ride.
Marketing to the billions of people who live on less than two dollars a day requires a strategy of using minimal investments in renewable energy, battery storage, information and communication technologies, knowledge resources, and in many cases, health and nutrition information tools, to build economic foundations which can support comprehensive sustainable economic development in marginalized rural and urban communities.
To further that strategy, I plan to foster development of early stages of a sustainable economy knowledgebase, with a focus on both renewable energy generation potential (spatial distribution of energy resources), and the amount, form, and placement of usable energy (and of energy storage, including electricity storage) that would be needed in each community to support a sustainable economy, designed to be in harmony with the pattern of local ecosystems that makes up its eco-region, and with its culture. This will necessarily require information about integrated systems such as farming and waste management, and opportunities for energy efficiency, with a focus on using and re-using local resources.