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Oroeco - Earn rewards for living your values!

In our globalized world we are increasingly removed from the production systems that create the products and services we use everyday. Each dollar we spend and invest has social and environmental impacts linked to global supply chains we depend upon, we just can’t easily see these impacts, compare choices and add everything up. We’re voting with our wallets every day, but we don’t really know what we’re voting for and ...more »

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Ohmconnect

Based on our success during the first round of the American Energy Data Challenge, we decided to build out Ohmconnect further. Ohmconnect provides the platform to allow residential homeowners to sell their energy back into the market. Homeowners are notified of "demand response" events, or a call to reduce electricity usage by turning off their A/C, heater, or appliances for 15 minutes. Using data from their existing ...more »

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Adding intelligence to the last 1000' of power distribution

It is said that “Information is Power”. Automation systems gain their efficiency using sensor data paired with external data to direct where energy should be routed. The goal is maintaining occupant comfort, safety, and convenience. Doubling efficiency is the same as producing twice the energy, without the life-cycle cost of producing more generation. Changes in the way energy is produced have combined with a major ...more »

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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 »

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OptiZen

Be One With Your Home Save money on your home energy bill by setting monthly spending goals in dollars. OptiZen will send you a notification when high energy use is detected and perform home optimization by turning off lights and smart appliances and thermostats down. About: Brought to you by the San Diego Apps for Energy 2014 contest winners. OptiZen connects your green button data, smart thermostats, smart outlets ...more »

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Link to Design : http://www.opti-zen.com

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IRacha - Rank utility charge at once

IRacha ranks utility rate based on the monthly charge. It does so in state and in the U.S as well. IRacha emphasizes on easy-to-use user interface so that the users can do anything by just clicking. Comparing this feature to http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities, the website requires typing rather than just single clicking to do anything useful. This would be the first website to rank every utility monthly charge ...more »

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Power Up

Turn dumb devices in your household into smart ones. Find out which ones suck the most. The app utilizes the real time residential idea from The first round of the apps for energy challenge. By registering your devices through the app, we can track the devices' power signature and determine whether the device is on or off. This opens up a new world of possibilities. You could, for example, have an app warn you when ...more »

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ENACT - 5 minutes can save your business $50000 a year!

Example of a problem: The cost of end-customer acquisition remains the biggest challenge for the distributed energy industry. American small business consumer 25% of all electric power generated – so a tremendous potential to save energy! Yet from the consumer perspective, awareness about clean energy choices and savings opportunities is extremely low and the mainstream business consumer is unable to seek un-biased answers ...more »

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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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e-Lite Power Use Planner with Green Button Usage Data

No two electrons are created with equal emissions. The mix of electricity sources to any neighborhood changes every five minutes. The emission intensity can change by a factor of two or three within the same day! Imagine home and business owners checking their mobile apps each day to find the cleanest time to use electricity in their neighborhood that week. Emission Information´s (EI) technology and the e-Lite mobile ...more »

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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 »

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Comprehensive Data on Wind Farm Production By Site

Our dream dataset: open data on the actual realized performance of all wind farms in the US, and/or any data it holds on actual measured wind resources at different sites, in any format the DOE chooses. We believe this data could be captured from Treasury/DOE records on production tax credit reporting, which were required of all US wind farms over the past few years. With this data, the wind industry in general, and ...more »

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