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Energy Conscious App

We need to make web and smart phone app to bring energy awareness to our citizens. An App that is capable of showing various energy users in residential, commercial and industrial settings and their profiles with user interactions for changing the time span to hours, shifts, month, season, years, hours of operation to other variable depending on the energy user type (example HVAC Energy curves depending upon outside ...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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Power Gambit: A country-wide energy prospecting game

How can we engage the public with the available storehouse of energy data? Visualizations and infographics are compelling, but rarely incorporate a call to action. Given the right tools to access this data, engaged citizens could potentially find solutions to rising energy demands. Crowd sourcing new plans for energy generation on a local level could inform policy and commercial decisions. The Power Gambit app would ...more »

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Solar Generation Feedforward to Peaking Generating Plants

This new app addresses the problem associated with the "as-available" nature of solar energy. Since solar generation appears to utilities as "lack of load" rather than generation, utilities struggle to coordinate their generating resources with the variable output of distributed solar (PV). This can have a destabilizing effect on the grid in terms of voltage and frequency. This new app uses three sources of data; two ...more »

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The New United States Economy Platform Paradigm

I have a modest paper circulating called Philadelphia's Economy Plan. I've taken an idea here and there to formulate a plan that can easily go national or support the national imperatives; as we leave the Fed's monetary financial system and move into the American national credit system of political economy, that fosters, science based, high technological platform(s), in the physical economy, supporting the population's ...more »

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Energy Efficient Human App

A simple app to increase energy efficiency awareness which computes current and accumulated energy concumption by an individual basing on his profile: housing characteristics, home appliances, gadgets, transportation mode, family status etc. Direct and indirect consumption may be estimateed basing on recent studies (http://www.tech-pundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cloud_Begins_With_Coal.pdf?c761ac). Total "annual ...more »

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C.U.R.E.

Consumer United Renewable Energy (CURE). The idea would center around datasets that contain information on renewable energy sources specific to regions that provide consumers the necessary information on which services to use. Imagine moving to Denver, CO and having the ability to find out how many of your neighbors are using solar, wind, or hydro-electric services for their homes. Also, imagine the ability to choose ...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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IRacha - Rank utility charge at once

IRacha ranks utility rate based on the monthly charge. It does so in state and in the U.S as well. IRacha emphasizes on easy-to-use user interface so that the users can do anything by just clicking. Comparing this feature to http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities, the website requires typing rather than just single clicking to do anything useful. This would be the first website to rank every utility monthly charge ...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 »

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EnerGene | Smartphone Application

PROBLEM STATEMENT. Increased energy use raises the price of energy, carbon monoxide emissions, and our nation’s dependency on fossil fuels, damaging our ecosystems and fostering greater economic instability. SOLUTION. “EnerGene” is a smartphone application that uses video and audio data to analyze the “energy genetics” of a building while pinpointing sources of energy inefficiency and over-consumption. The application ...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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