Open Data By Design

Submitted by (@d.chakraborty)

GreenButton enabled Solar Energy and Efficiency project quotes

ENACT offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) play for the building energy services industry. ENACT’s SaaS platform increases efficiencies in sales and financing processes by automating channel functions that have thus far been manual. enACT’s patent pending platform reduces installed costs and promotes network effects by getting installers, financiers and OEMs for a category on the same workflow engine, now made possible ...more »

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Submitted by (@grant.williard)

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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Submitted by (@nick27)

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 »

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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 (@nathanddees)

Spend on Solar

My video describes a mathematical model which predicts which states would best host new solar energy rooftop photovoltaic system installation businesses. It is meant to promote efficient growth of the solar energy market.

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Submitted by (@jonesjudge95)

EnergyFact Label

We propose "EnergyFacts" as a killer idea to solve the real world problem of knowing the energy facts of products. Consumers and businesses want and need more information about the consumption, responsibility and sustainability of the products that they purchase and the companies that make them. This information should be freely and easily available to everyone. When you pick up an item at the store you should know how ...more »

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Submitted by (@skadamat)

NoEnergyBill.com

The problem: Currently, it's too difficult for homeowners to adopt alternative energy solutions in their household. While there's a wealth of information online about alternatives like solar cells and wind energy, it's often difficult to turn that into specific action items or specific next steps. Even harder is calling different companies and providers (e.g. solar panel installers) and getting quotes, which often times ...more »

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Submitted by (@schmi488)

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 »

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Submitted by (@jlv000)

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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Submitted by (@bstephens)

Use Green Button and get Green Backs

Rural Electric Cooperative Green Backs The purpose of this program is to actively engage the electric cooperative member, to increase energy awareness and to promote the concept of renewable assets through conservation. The program is based on Green Button, where the member can download and analyze their energy usage to their mobile device or home computer. The concept is to strengthen the relationship between the ...more »

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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 (@jacek.szamrej)

UseGreenEnergy.Today

The environmental impact of electricity varies in real time throughout the day. People want to use cleaner energy, and grid operators want people to reduce demand at peak times. What if there were a way to do both? UseGreenEnergy.Today (http://usegreenenergy.today/) is a fun way to learn how to shift electricity use to times when there's more renewable energy available. This shift has the added benefit of tending to decrease ...more »

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