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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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Solar Generation Feedforward to Peaking Generating Plants

This new app addresses the problem associated with the "as-available" nature of solar energy. Since solar generation appears to utilities as "lack of load" rather than generation, utilities struggle to coordinate their generating resources with the variable output of distributed solar (PV). This can have a destabilizing effect on the grid in terms of voltage and frequency. This new app uses three sources of data; two ...more »

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Automobile social metering network

Automobile operators are not aware of how they could save money by increasing fuel efficiency in their vehicle. There is no vivid relationship between hard earned dollars and a driver’s driving profile. Consumers and automobile operators do not have a firm grasp on the total cost of providing energy to their automobile and how efficient or inefficient their automobile operates. I propose that automobile operators ...more »

Submitted by (@e03179)

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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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Free Solar Education for all U.S. homeowners

Half a million homeowners have gone solar in the US. Another 25 million homeowners can go solar and save money doing so, but they have had no education about going solar. SolarList wants to reach these homeowners. We offer free home solar assessment to homeowners across the US. Until now, every process of educating a homeowner has been done by a sales professional, but SolarList enables this process to happen on the web ...more »

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EnerGene | Smartphone Application

PROBLEM STATEMENT. Increased energy use raises the price of energy, carbon monoxide emissions, and our nation’s dependency on fossil fuels, damaging our ecosystems and fostering greater economic instability. SOLUTION. “EnerGene” is a smartphone application that uses video and audio data to analyze the “energy genetics” of a building while pinpointing sources of energy inefficiency and over-consumption. The application ...more »

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killer idea: per-plug usage tracking

A hardware tool that connects to the plug on each device in the building and send power usage via wi-fi to a server for you to track how much power each device in your building is using.

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A Need To Localize - "Killer Idea"

Killer Idea: A Need To Localize 14 Million people speaking 311 languages. Meet the United States. The land of opportunity. But when the power goes out, are utilities embracing opportunity? It's been the challenge since Edison fired up the first generator. How do we connect to all those customers. It's time to embrace change. Leverage mobile tools, code localisation and connect to those customers and languages we've ...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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"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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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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The Path to a More Resilient Infrastructure: A Project Registry.

On Thursday, August 14th, 2003, North America's energy industry failed nearly 55 million people. A blackout, caused by cascading failures in our energy infrastructure, descended upon 8 U.S. states and Ontario. The blackout is believed to have caused 11 deaths and over $10 billion in losses to our economy. Over 10 years on, the U.S. Department of Energy has worked with industry leaders to inquire, explore, and develop ...more »

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