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BulbCycle - Cataloging the Life Cycle of Light Bulbs

I love inefficient incandescent light bulbs, they’re cheap, they’re reliable, they get the job done and I can get rid of them easily. I want to like the alternatives and I want my fellow citizens to like the alternatives. I’ve tried to use Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) but the longevity claims seem specious and I cannot stomach the price of LED alternatives. In my house, CFLs seem to burn out before incandescent ...more »

Submitted by (@adammdutko)

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My Car's Emissions

This smartphone app, using a persons location and speed, will be able to detect when a person is driving in a car. It will run in the background without the user having to open it all the time. When it detects the person is in a car, it automatically counts the speed and distance of each car trip. Using this data (and some pre-answered questions such as car model and year) the app will be able to approximate: * Litres ...more »

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killer idea: per-plug usage tracking

A hardware tool that connects to the plug on each device in the building and send power usage via wi-fi to a server for you to track how much power each device in your building is using.

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Climate Resilient Grid for Renewable Energy Trading Platform

Problem: A 95% confidence level for man-made anthropogenic emissions as the cause of climate change (global warming) necessitates a transition from a fossil-fuel based paradigm of energy, to a paradigm of conditionally infinite resources of energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal, among others. This necessity is justified by (1) the ‘cost’ of severe-weather related damage on infrastructure and; (2) the potential ...more »

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ENACT - 5 minutes can save your business $50000 a year!

Example of a problem: The cost of end-customer acquisition remains the biggest challenge for the distributed energy industry. American small business consumer 25% of all electric power generated – so a tremendous potential to save energy! Yet from the consumer perspective, awareness about clean energy choices and savings opportunities is extremely low and the mainstream business consumer is unable to seek un-biased answers ...more »

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The Consumer Consumption & Carbon Commitment Consortium

[The Consumer-Consumption & Carbon-Commitment Consortium]: - The first Social, carbon-offset company, driving human behavioral changes through financial rewards and social recognition. Consumers (we) take a commitment to reduce our energy consumption and carbon-footprint. We are financially rewarded for achievements, and penalized for overage. All it takes to win is a little bit of conscious effort! Areas monitored ...more »

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Smart Meter Monitoring - App and Hardware Idea

One of the biggest challenges in getting consumers to watch their energy spend is that by the time they get their electricity bill, it's already too late. Similar to credit card spend, consumers are less likely to act when their spend total is out of sight, out of mind. My idea is to develop a service that provides live readings of electricity use that consumers can view directly on their tablet or mobile device. The ...more »

Submitted by (@andrew.h.jiang)

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Oroeco - Earn rewards for living your values!

In our globalized world we are increasingly removed from the production systems that create the products and services we use everyday. Each dollar we spend and invest has social and environmental impacts linked to global supply chains we depend upon, we just can’t easily see these impacts, compare choices and add everything up. We’re voting with our wallets every day, but we don’t really know what we’re voting for and ...more »

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SolarGarden.gov

Many homeowners like the idea of solar panels, but few actually invest in them. Why not? --> Some homes aren’t located in ideal, sunny locations. --> Some homeowners can’t afford the installation or leasing costs. --> Some don’t like how the panels look, or live in covenant-controlled neighborhoods where they’re not allowed. --> Many don’t plan on staying put for the 7+ years it can take for a system to pay for itself. ...more »

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Neighborhood Energy Watch (N.E.W)

Americans communities and neighborhoods have successfully collaborated and worked together over the last several decades in in the Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhoods have realized that when people get together for a common purpose, they can accomplish much more than what an individual alone can even dream of accomplishing. Why not leverage the same framework and tackle the Neighborhood energy challenge? That ...more »

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Residential Solar Calculator

The Residential Solar Calculator is a web application that helps users make estimate their return on investment for installing residential solar panels. Our application seeks to address two major issues: 1. Generating a reasonable estimate of power generation capacity and revenue for a solar installation 2. Overcoming the fixed cost burden associated with panel installation The basic calculation of energy generated ...more »

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Photo- tagging energy inefficiency throughout a facility

Facilities managers are typically unaware of the suboptimal energy practices that occur in their buildings, (e.g. broken windows letting out heat in the winter, lights left on in unoccupied locked classrooms or office spaces, leaky or broken faucets etc.) which wastes energy and money. The facilities managers often lack information regarding where and when inefficient energy usage occurs, and can have trouble prioritizing ...more »

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