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Online Forum to Make Financial Energy Incentives More Effective

Households and businesses choose to be more efficient and “green” if extra effort and money leads to significant savings. The average professional may not be focused on reducing his or her carbon footprint but will be motivated by incentive. The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) addresses this issue by allowing residents and businesses to access financial energy incentives in order to save money ...more »

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Green Button 2.0 - "Best Idea for An Existing Dataset"

Green Button is a great way to get customers, developers and energy providers engaged and excited about the usage of energy. It enables change by allowing access to a dataset previously unavailable. But what if we could make access to this data faster. dataCapable is proposing a change. Push the API to the edge. We'd like to see it at the meter although we understand it's going to take a lot of work with the metering ...more »

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Home Energy Score API

We propose a Home Energy Score API to allow home buyers and renters to know the energy performance of a home as part of the purchasing or rental decision. The home energy score should be available on home purchasing sites like MLS, Realtor.com, and Zillow and on apartment rental sites like Rent.com, Airbnb.com and Apartments.com. This information should be as easily accessible as the miles per gallon rating on vehicles ...more »

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The Transparent Cost Database Enables Energy Innovation

As energy researchers, the Department of Energy datasets are the foundation of our work. Choosing the most valuable among them is like being asked to choose the most valuable book from a library – the value comes from the library itself, not the single book. Yet, no dataset in recent memory has proved more important than OpenEI.gov’s new Transparent Cost Database (http://en.openei.org/apps/TCDB/). This database displays ...more »

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kWh - Energy Conscious Country

In America, Energy Awareness is still a challenge. Department of Energy has done an excellent job of consolidating energy information. In particular, DSIREUSA.ORG is an excellent tool that identifies the incentives in the respective regional. What we lack is awareness and quantifying the energy usage through the day, week, weekends, and seasons, year over year by various energy users and our facilities energy profile ...more »

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Thinking of Embodied Energy as a new form of currency

When we take out a loan for a house the most important thing we care about is the total cost and how fast can we pay that back. However, when it comes to things around us people seem to be completely unaware of how much energy it costs to make it. Embodied energy is defined as sum of all the energy required to produce goods or services. The concept can be useful in determining the effectiveness of energy producing/saving ...more »

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Existing Dataset: Targeted Subsidies

As of recently, energy consumption at the residential level has become a hot topic of discussion within the United States. Although we have collectively made great progress over the past decade in becoming more environmentally conscious, we still have room for tremendous improvement. The U.S. government has recognized the need to become more energy efficient by creating subsidies in specific industries such as renewables, ...more »

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Datafeed

I believe that many would appreciate any datafeed mechanism that would allow to automatically import and update sets of EIA data to MS Excel or similar using common ways of doing that.

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Excel Add-in to Pull in EIA Data

Most who visit the EIA, do so to download data into a spreadsheet. For those researches, analysts, and businesses that don't know VBA but wish to retrieve EIA data, we have to go online and re-download it or manually input data each time it's updated- weekly/ monthly/ annually. The EIA's charting feature is helpful, many prefer to manipulate the data themselves, in their own spreadsheets, which is quite time consuming ...more »

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Real Time Pricing Extended to the Retail Energy Market

One of the biggest problems with the electric industry today is that it insulates the consumer from the "pain" of the wholesale energy market. This should at least be offered as an option to consumers. There is no technical barrier to prevent the implementation of a retail real-time price market to consumers. This should be offered to them as an alternative to the other tariff options they are given. Fifteen states also ...more »

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Intelligent PV Selection That Consider Usage, Rates, and Size

A key challenge facing residential and small business utility customers that are considering installing PV solar is accurately estimating the impact of various PV system sizes and utility rate structures on the payback period. Most utility customers struggle to perform cost calculations necessary to optimize their return on investment on solar projects. For a typical electrical customer problem becomes hopelessly complex ...more »

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Predictive analytics of near-future energy pricing

Develop predictive analytics software to forecast near-future energy pricing by extracting data from the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) website including the historical prices of gasoline, crude oil, and electricity. Based upon these historical energy pricing trends, predicted weather patterns, location, and Monte-Carlo analysis that predicts future geopolitical events, extreme weather events, discovery ...more »

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