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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 »

Submitted by (@jagaram)

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Gasoline and diesel price app

This app would show the price of the gasoline or diesel, depending on the region of the United States the user is. The location may be set up manually of by use of the GPS. It may also be shown the map of the US with the different prices on the market for each State. If the person is going to travel, the app could show the best route based on factors such as time of travell or distance, price of gasoline or diesel and ...more »

Submitted by (@artur2d2)

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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.

Submitted by (@winter)

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Rewards system for students that reduce energy in college

Because students don’t see a regular electric bill, they do not have any incentive to use electricity responsibly. All of their energy costs are factored into a flat rate housing cost regardless of the amount of electricity used. Universities, however, are often stuck with high energy bills because students are irresponsible. The students have no idea how much they are using, and therefore do not really care about the ...more »

Submitted by (@schmi488)

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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 »

Submitted by (@john.rutherford)

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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 »

Submitted by (@clarcking1)

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Green ROI

While I have been a renewable advocate for a very long time, a problem I have had is with Return-On-Investment (ROI) for a system. A few years back I attended a seminar presented by a potential solar system installer who admitted that if you take into account the cost of money, their systems would never pay for themselves. However, today things have changed. In recent years the cost of solar systems have gone down, ...more »

Submitted by (@swi000)

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Reduce traffic congestion and pollution

An app that would show the yearly time spent commuting as a single person in a car to and from work for those living 30+ miles away from work. The app would calculate time lost in traffic, carbon emissions created (and impact on health), money spent on fuel, depreciation and maintenance of the car. The app would then with a press of single button provide 3 commute alternatives (train, Bart, ride sharing - tie into Lyft ...more »

Submitted by (@deepsahni)

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The Path to a More Resilient Infrastructure: A Project Registry.

On Thursday, August 14th, 2003, North America's energy industry failed nearly 55 million people. A blackout, caused by cascading failures in our energy infrastructure, descended upon 8 U.S. states and Ontario. The blackout is believed to have caused 11 deaths and over $10 billion in losses to our economy. Over 10 years on, the U.S. Department of Energy has worked with industry leaders to inquire, explore, and develop ...more »

Submitted by (@thomp22000)

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GreenButton Data to Promote Energy Efficiency

A smart-phone app could be written that would consume GreenButton data and other publicly available data to provide recommendations to the consumer. Individual consumer Load Profile data could be obtained from utility websites, or directly from the homeowner's smart meter (assuming of course that the meter or AMI network also provided a WiFi radio and published GreenButton data directly to consumer smart-phones. Either ...more »

Submitted by (@dhfff0)

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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 »

Submitted by (@andrewwan)

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EnergyFact Label

We propose "EnergyFacts" as a killer idea to solve the real world problem of knowing the energy facts of products. Consumers and businesses want and need more information about the consumption, responsibility and sustainability of the products that they purchase and the companies that make them. This information should be freely and easily available to everyone. When you pick up an item at the store you should know how ...more »

Submitted by (@jonesjudge95)

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