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Submitted by (@scott0)

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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Submitted by (@raul00)

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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Submitted by (@badriraghavan)

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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Submitted by (@khanghulam)

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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Submitted by (@petersun825)

The United Joules of America

Welcome to the United Joules of America! This app-game seeks to educate the general public about the challenges facing America’s energy future and challenge players to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. America is one of the biggest energy producers in the World, and a large part of this is coming from unsustainable fossil fuels. However, the general public is mostly illiterate about US energy production ...more »

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Submitted by (@john.rutherford)

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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Submitted by (@goran0)

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 »

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Submitted by (@swi000)

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 »

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Submitted by (@andrew.h.jiang)

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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Submitted by (@dhfff0)

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 »

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