Just putting this not completely thought-out idea out there:
A company which is going to buy awes and sell energy.
First and foremost these would be the larger containerized systems. Building their client base with (bio-) diesel generator service until awes are available.
- AWES developers have someone to sell to immediately, who is willing to be an early adopter and/or parter for test deployments.
- Investors have another avenue which some might favor instead of funding tech development directly.
Originally I was thinking about doing this with a ship propulsion awes that can be installed effortless on any ship. (Which obviously doesn’t exist yet) Since it is not the ship owner, but the chartering entity which pays the fuel, the ship owner has less interest to get a system permanently installed.