Alternative Energy Berkshires
BUSINESS BUILD OUT
Start Up: $10-15M
Use of Funds
Building, equipment, land, power, infrastructure, soft development
Projected Annual Budget
Skills & Experience Needed
Idea Pitch - What are you selling? Why is it important?
With fluctuating price and availability of fossil fuel based energy, alternative sources made from local and renewable products, like wood and solar, can address the need of the communities of the Berkshires and excess can reach outside communities.
Problem Worth Solving
Fossil fuels (oil, gas) are a finite resource with a heavy carbon footprint that have negative environmental impacts. Many of our energy needs in the Berkshires come from outside the region but we have many resources within the region that can address our need for affordable, sustainable energy.
A locally produced alternative for at least some fossil fuels .
Market Opportunity - Who are your target customers and how will you reach them? How will you distribute your product or service? How does your idea meet an opportunity for import replacement?
Institutions like hospitals and schools, municipalities, maufacturers and other industries interested in saving money and being environmentally friendly and conscience. Residential and small-scale industries may benefit, too when business is to scale and able to provide a reasonable price.
The competition is:
Large energy companies that are able to offer cheap kwh deals.