Campaign: App/Services "Killer Ideas"

Wind Energy that Creates Higher Air Quality

My plan is to create wind power turbines that have air scrubbers built in to the turbines' frames. This will allow the turbines to not only generate energy, but clean the area's air quality as well. These scrubbers will be developed in a similar fashion to those used in industrial exhaust pipes, and would target particulate matter and various greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen and sulfur. ...more »

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Why is my bill so high?

In most parts of the country, heating and cooling drives energy demand. Many companies are looking to explore the relationship between energy and weather and provide homeowners with actionable insights into understanding and controlling their utility spending. One area of focus is developing software applications that correlate energy use patterns measured by smart meters with easily obtained outside temperature observations. ...more »

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Campaign: Apps for Energy II

Home Energy Hunt

Looking for a place to buy or rent is a difficult task. There are many things to take into account, location, rent, and neighborhood to note a few. The one thing that is missing in this list tho is the cost of energy. Energy costs represent a significant monthly expense that few people take into account when calculating whether or not they can afford a given place. Home Energy Hunt was created out of a need to add energy ...more »

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National Solar Gardens Database

California, Colorado, and other states are beginning to experiment with an idea called “Solar Gardens,” a concept where a group of homeowners band together to pay for solar panels on a remote property. The consumer gets all of the benefits of having installed the panels on their own home, but without the delay and challenge of doing so. Since the panels are installed on an ideal site, the panels are cheaper to install, ...more »

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Campaign: Open Data By Design

The Wind Number

Most Americans don’t like being told what time of day they should use electricity, even though meeting their demand is going to get expensive as more renewables are integrated into the electrical grid. Popular reaction to load shifting ranges from procrastination to disinterest to outright rejection of the very idea of it. Yet survey after survey indicates that Americans would choose clean energy over fossil fuels if ...more »

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Green Energy Performance Index

New method of calculating KPI for electric energy usage and generation regardless of usage/generation volume Promotes using green energy and generating electric energy Uses Green Button data with bi-directional energy flow Can be used for building consumer communication programs and promoting green energy Formulated as a sum of UGET (usage) and MGET (generation) GEPI pilot is available at http://UseGreenEnergy.Today ...more »

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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 »

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Ohmconnect

Ohmconnect connects smart devices to the smart grid. By combining wi-fi controlled devices, such as a thermostats, smart strips, and electric cars with ISO market signals, Ohmconnect has created the first residential economic / supply-side demand response platform. When an event is issued, a signal is sent to these various devices (or as a text-message for those who participate manually) to turn off for 15 minutes - ...more »

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Grid or Equipment Failure Notification

Using meter data alone (green button) one could determine whether a parties' electric power were disconnected and notify the party of the outage so that appropriate action could be taken, especially in the even there are potentially negative consequences. Using thermostat readings from a communicating thermostat, in concert with local weather data, can easily determine when an air conditioning system has failed for any ...more »

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Existing Dataset: Targeted Subsidies

As of recently, energy consumption at the residential level has become a hot topic of discussion within the United States. Although we have collectively made great progress over the past decade in becoming more environmentally conscious, we still have room for tremendous improvement. The U.S. government has recognized the need to become more energy efficient by creating subsidies in specific industries such as renewables, ...more »

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Home Energy Score API

We propose a Home Energy Score API to allow home buyers and renters to know the energy performance of a home as part of the purchasing or rental decision. The home energy score should be available on home purchasing sites like MLS, Realtor.com, and Zillow and on apartment rental sites like Rent.com, Airbnb.com and Apartments.com. This information should be as easily accessible as the miles per gallon rating on vehicles ...more »

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Campaign: Apps for Energy II

JouleBug

JouleBug is an app that encourages and rewards sustainable actions (represented by Pins). As users earn points and Pins, effective energy use is spotlighted with actions like adjusting the thermostat, cold water washing, installing LEDs, ridding vampire load and more. As these actions reduce the user’s electric bill, it’s made visible to them in the app via the Green Button Data graph. The app has hundreds of Pins, ...more »

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