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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 »

Submitted by (@roacobb)

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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 »

Submitted by (@deepsahni)

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ENACT - 5 minutes can save your business $50000 a year!

Example of a problem: The cost of end-customer acquisition remains the biggest challenge for the distributed energy industry. American small business consumer 25% of all electric power generated – so a tremendous potential to save energy! Yet from the consumer perspective, awareness about clean energy choices and savings opportunities is extremely low and the mainstream business consumer is unable to seek un-biased answers ...more »

Submitted by (@deepchakraborty.us)

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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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GreenWorld app

My idea is to create an app/game similar to Minecraft, but instead of having unlimited resources, players would only have access to the natural resources that actually exist in the US. Resources could be obtained (Mined) by first researching the maps and tables available through energy.gov, locating promising resources, second, securing the rights to mine, either by purchasing directly from the private land owner or ...more »

Submitted by (@lowe.rudd)

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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 »

Submitted by (@john00)

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Building DOE Infrastructure for Web Services and Linked Data

My idea is to have the DOE work in a public/private partnership with a group of expert information system architects who can help the DOE develop open Web services and linked data approaches to achieving th American Energy Data Challenge vision. Ideally, the DOE's diverse databases and data streams will become a seamless part of an even larger pool of energy data that can be tapped for everything from simple charts to ...more »

Submitted by (@lancemckee)

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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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Wind Energy that Creates Higher Air Quality

My plan is to create wind power turbines that have air scrubbers built in to the turbines' frames. This will allow the turbines to not only generate energy, but clean the area's air quality as well. These scrubbers will be developed in a similar fashion to those used in industrial exhaust pipes, and would target particulate matter and various greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen and sulfur. ...more »

Submitted by (@wphlfry)

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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 »

Submitted by (@theraj)

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Energy Efficient Human App

A simple app to increase energy efficiency awareness which computes current and accumulated energy concumption by an individual basing on his profile: housing characteristics, home appliances, gadgets, transportation mode, family status etc. Direct and indirect consumption may be estimateed basing on recent studies (http://www.tech-pundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cloud_Begins_With_Coal.pdf?c761ac). Total "annual ...more »

Submitted by (@d.n.demin)

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Microgrids for Server farms

I manage a server farm for State of NM. Google, NSA and others use large server rooms to manage web based data. A standardized public domain power modeling tool is needed at their sites to manage their zones of control. We created a model of power resources for the farm using public software. Power grids in the Southwest US depend on natural gas for peak loading in summer. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/GeneMachine/718595 ...more »

Submitted by (@henry.brown)

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