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Efficiency Wars

Compete for the highest efficiency score using Green Button data on your phone! Neighbor versus neighbor to nation versus nation. This can be built as a game feature within a single energy-monitoring application. Anonymize each player by zip code, and compete with fellow users on percentage change from energy usage baseline. Multiple exponential moving averages are used to weight the scoring for long term changes in ...more »

Submitted by (@nick27)

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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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My Car's Emissions

This smartphone app, using a persons location and speed, will be able to detect when a person is driving in a car. It will run in the background without the user having to open it all the time. When it detects the person is in a car, it automatically counts the speed and distance of each car trip. Using this data (and some pre-answered questions such as car model and year) the app will be able to approximate: * Litres ...more »

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Vehicle and Appliance ROI Calculator

This app would be available for mobile devices as well as online. When shopping for a car, it would provide features similar to the existing side by side comparison at fueleconomy.gov - however, it would in addition provide a ROI calculator that would allow you to enter a perspective purchase price for each vehicle (along with the other data the customize function at the above website allows) and the app would tell you ...more »

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Creating a Totally Sustainable Renewable Energy Source

For three years I have been experimenting on creating a totally, sustainable, renewable energy source that reduces the extraction on initial energy, is more cost efficient than traditional energy sources, and uses completely renewable energy sources. I had two trials. For my first trial I was testing the average voltage produced by a wind turbine (scale model) by testing the curvature, type and pitch of the blades and ...more »

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PRODUCTION OF WIND MILL ENERGY FROM EXHAUST FAN OF A/C BUILDINGS

I am suresh kumar, an income tax officer in chandigarh. I am working in a centrally A/C building . I got the idea of using the exhaust wind of Air conditioning plant to rotate the turbine for producing energy ,there will be an Energy revolution in the areas where there is no wind mill due to lack of constant flow of wind. Till date the wind mill works in only coastal areas and not in places away from coastel regions. ...more »

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Solar generation potential from roofs

A database of the solar energy generation potential for every roof in the U.S. based upon direct sunshine (not just by region but by building- shaded by trees, shaded by other buildings etc), roof direction/layout.

Submitted by (@atanzi)

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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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US Offshore Wind Dataset

Offshore wind development is of rapidly growing interest on the US Eastern seaboard where potentially strong wind energy resource is located in proximity to high priced energy demand centers. However, there is little historic, robust, publicly available wind resource data to guide developers and investors in making informed decisions about the specific siting of offshore wind farms, the wind farm layout, the turbine equipment ...more »

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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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Building Efficiency Network (BEN) - Social Media Site for Bldgs

BEN's goals are to harness technology and human psychology to influence people‚Äôs behavior towards implementing building efficiency. BEN would provide a means to quickly distribute information about programs, incentives, features, practices, etc., by combining analytics and tools that are already available. In return, BEN would allow for mass crowd-sourcing of energy building data. BEN would be a social networking service ...more »

Submitted by (@acmercado)

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Seenergy - The Electric Meter to Appliances Itemizer

Team members: Sri Kanajan Christopher Cornwell Julia Orwell Matheus D. Spinelli The goal is to automatically itemize the energy consumption down to the specific appliances and then provide specific, actionable recommendations to the consumers. This application takes in the Green Button data that has your specific electric meter readings pattern over time and figures out automatically what each major appliance in your ...more »

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