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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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Free Solar Education for all U.S. homeowners

Half a million homeowners have gone solar in the US. Another 25 million homeowners can go solar and save money doing so, but they have had no education about going solar. SolarList wants to reach these homeowners. We offer free home solar assessment to homeowners across the US. Until now, every process of educating a homeowner has been done by a sales professional, but SolarList enables this process to happen on the web ...more »

Submitted by (@john00)

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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 »

Submitted by (@petersun825)

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Crowdsourcing Smart Meter Analytics

Some people create solutions that are looking for a problem. Others have hidden opportunities in need of a solution. This killer idea is to have an open source framework, based on Excel pivot tables and charts, where people would be able to post problems they have identified and solved using Smart Meter data. The contributor would upload a complete solution, including data, that a user could examine and modify to utilize ...more »

Submitted by (@gregory.cmar)

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TROT - Truck Routing Optimization Tool

At any given moment in the US, significant numbers of heavy freight trucks (e.g. "18-wheelers", Class 8) are operated over long distances with less-than-full or even empty payloads. This deadheading results from suboptimal coordination between drivers, trucking companies, and customers with freight requirements. Based on fuel costs alone, the economic potential of optimizing annual truck journeys by even 1% is ~$1.1B/yr ...more »

Submitted by (@kuenley)

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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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Asset Optimization At The Edge - "Killer Idea"

Killer Idea - Asset Optimization At The Edge Lets re-image how we manage assets. Lets push it to the edge. In today's world, if a field personal or manufacturing line employee needs a wiring diagram, device specific information, etc they have to go digging. And this adds up. Finding the right information about the asset takes time. Lets fix this. Lets leverage mobile tools and QR QC barcoding to put all that information ...more »

Submitted by (@datacapable)

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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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Comparing electricity bills on your next apartment hunt

One of the most important considerations in an apartment hunt is the comparison of utilities (electricity, water, cable/internet) costs at different apartment units. We propose a way to leverage existing Green Button data and make the comparison of electricity costs at different apartment units more comprehensive and user-friendly. There are two important metrics when comparing between candidate apartments: the total ...more »

Submitted by (@angi616)

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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 »

Submitted by (@kwhitener.or)

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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 »

Submitted by (@bveal06)

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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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