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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 »

Submitted by (@raul00)

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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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GreenWorld app

My idea is to create an app/game similar to Minecraft, but instead of having unlimited resources, players would only have access to the natural resources that actually exist in the US. Resources could be obtained (Mined) by first researching the maps and tables available through energy.gov, locating promising resources, second, securing the rights to mine, either by purchasing directly from the private land owner or ...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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Carbon Consumption Comparison Project Opportunity (aka C3PO)

Carbon Consumption Comparison Project Opportunity (aka C3PO) or “How Clean Is Your Shirt?” Background: Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), in collaboration with Central Maine Power Company (CMP) and Tilson, Inc. have developed the PowerHouse Student Online Learning Environment (SOLE), a student-focused energy education program to affect household attitudes and behaviors toward energy consumption patterns. PowerHouse ...more »

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Commercial Building Weekly Energy Burn App

The current suite of on-demand energy management tools available for small and medium businesses (<100,000 sq. ft.) tend to be either too simplistic and/or generic to be actionable or too complex to be cost-effective and scalable. These tools also do not leverage modern mobile technology. There are a growing number of mobile apps that leverage key insights from behavioral economics to influence action. These apps successfully ...more »

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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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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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Smart Green Initiative (SGI)

PROBLEM: Due to ever increasing energy demand, global competition, and economic conditions, it is imperative for businesses to have a working smart energy plan. To achieve the desired results, innovative solutions are needed. SOLUTION: We propose a cloud-based web service platform called "Smart Green Initiative (SGI)". SGI is a collaborative and iterative platform where businesses help each other by sharing their real-world ...more »

Submitted by (@theraj)

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A Need To Localize - "Killer Idea"

Killer Idea: A Need To Localize 14 Million people speaking 311 languages. Meet the United States. The land of opportunity. But when the power goes out, are utilities embracing opportunity? It's been the challenge since Edison fired up the first generator. How do we connect to all those customers. It's time to embrace change. Leverage mobile tools, code localisation and connect to those customers and languages we've ...more »

Submitted by (@datacapable)

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Energy Waste ('Crash') Report: Generating Key Behavioral Data

While human behavior undoubtedly drives building energy waste, this problem is rarely quantified -- and often ignored. Similar to 'crash reports' that help fix software bugs, an app must be developed to generate vital behavioral and operational info during periods of anomalous energy use. This will create a compelling and urgent rationale for occupants and facility managers to disclose details about behavior, ease the ...more »

Submitted by (@sambrooks)

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Street Light

About 10% of street lights in US are brightly lit during daytime and essentially waste the electricity due to faulty photosensors. The photosensors are not being repaired for extended periods of time (~ months). The application's functionality would be to record a picture of street light(s) and any street lighting fixtures that supposed to operate during night only, but due to broken photosensor operates (and wastes ...more »

Submitted by (@goran0)

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