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Reduce traffic congestion and pollution

An app that would show the yearly time spent commuting as a single person in a car to and from work for those living 30+ miles away from work. The app would calculate time lost in traffic, carbon emissions created (and impact on health), money spent on fuel, depreciation and maintenance of the car. The app would then with a press of single button provide 3 commute alternatives (train, Bart, ride sharing - tie into Lyft ...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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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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SIMULATION PLATFORM FOR SMART GRIDS AND MICROGRIDS

Description -- What is the idea? The opening of the electricity markets has produced modifications in the distribution planning strategies and new structures called Microgrids. Thus, distribution utilities are submerged in deep changes such as those in their regulatory frameworks (traditional regulation based on service cost is being replaced by regulation based on system performance). Within these new regulatory schemes, ...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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Residential Solar Calculator

The Residential Solar Calculator is a web application that helps users make estimate their return on investment for installing residential solar panels. Our application seeks to address two major issues: 1. Generating a reasonable estimate of power generation capacity and revenue for a solar installation 2. Overcoming the fixed cost burden associated with panel installation The basic calculation of energy generated ...more »

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Energyville: A reality-game for energy conservation

Title: Energyville: A reality-game for energy conservation Submitted by: Rajesh G. Kavasseri and Cristinel Ababei Problem statement: Despite government and utility efforts, energy conservation programs suffer from poor end-user participation. In contrast, games on social media are immensely popular: as of January 2013, Zynga games on Facebook such as Farmville, Texas Holdem Poker have a staggering 265 million+ active ...more »

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GPT – Green Peak Tweak

Green Peak Tweak is designed to engage consumers in changing their energy usage patterns by showing when renewable energy is generated (1). Consumers learn what portion of their energy usage comes from renewable resources. For example, if a consumer used 10kWh from 10AM to 11AM and the system showed that 12.5% of all energy for that period came from renewable sources, then the consumer used 1.25kWh of renewable energy. ...more »

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Savings Share

This video describes my idea for a killer new energy-driven application. My idea is to use Green Thumb energy data combined with home improvement project logs from people across the country, allowing an estimation of the energy savings provided by the particular project. This can help people estimate the potential impact of a project they are considering in terms of energy savings, and calculate the potential return ...more »

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C.U.R.E.

Consumer United Renewable Energy (CURE). The idea would center around datasets that contain information on renewable energy sources specific to regions that provide consumers the necessary information on which services to use. Imagine moving to Denver, CO and having the ability to find out how many of your neighbors are using solar, wind, or hydro-electric services for their homes. Also, imagine the ability to choose ...more »

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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 »

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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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