App/Services "Killer Ideas"

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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 »

Submitted by (@gregory.cmar)

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Green ROI

While I have been a renewable advocate for a very long time, a problem I have had is with Return-On-Investment (ROI) for a system. A few years back I attended a seminar presented by a potential solar system installer who admitted that if you take into account the cost of money, their systems would never pay for themselves. However, today things have changed. In recent years the cost of solar systems have gone down, ...more »

Submitted by (@swi000)

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"Smart Me Energy App" -

Every day, many families in the United States look for ways to streamline their energy consumption. They struggle to find good information to make the best decisions. The “Smart-Me Energy” is an app designed to combine 3 things: green button data, product energy utilization information, & educate/inform about energy alternatives. The goal is to provide people with specific energy consumption information, lead them ...more »

Submitted by (@bfox00)

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Street Light

About 10% of street lights in US are brightly lit during daytime and essentially waste the electricity due to faulty photosensors. The photosensors are not being repaired for extended periods of time (~ months). The application's functionality would be to record a picture of street light(s) and any street lighting fixtures that supposed to operate during night only, but due to broken photosensor operates (and wastes ...more »

Submitted by (@goran0)

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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 »

Submitted by (@jagaram)

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A “Group-on” for Electric Utilities

Problem statement: We propose an app to drive and facilitate a new operation mode for electric utilities: neighborhood-level discounts as reward for reduced energy consumption in a smart grid setting. This idea is inspired by Groupon, a website that sells products based on consumer consensus. By analogy, we propose that when enough people collectively agree to reduce energy consumption or to shift energy consumption ...more »

Submitted by (@cristinel.ababei)

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Residential demand response using Smart Meters

Many environmental and economic benefits of the smart grid have yet to be realized by residential users. One of the most promising smart grid technologies is demand response in which load reductions supplant the need to spin up expensive and carbon intensive “peaker plants”. While common in commercial and industrial sectors, demand response has not penetrated the residential market. Current residential demand response ...more »

Submitted by (@duesty)

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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 »

Submitted by (@jonesjudge95)

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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 »

Submitted by (@bruce0)

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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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The United Joules of America

Welcome to the United Joules of America! This app-game seeks to educate the general public about the challenges facing America’s energy future and challenge players to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. America is one of the biggest energy producers in the World, and a large part of this is coming from unsustainable fossil fuels. However, the general public is mostly illiterate about US energy production ...more »

Submitted by (@petersun825)

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Commercial Building Weekly Energy Burn App

The current suite of on-demand energy management tools available for small and medium businesses (<100,000 sq. ft.) tend to be either too simplistic and/or generic to be actionable or too complex to be cost-effective and scalable. These tools also do not leverage modern mobile technology. There are a growing number of mobile apps that leverage key insights from behavioral economics to influence action. These apps successfully ...more »

Submitted by (@badriraghavan)

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