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 »
App/Services "Killer Ideas"
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 »
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 »
[The Consumer-Consumption & Carbon-Commitment Consortium]: - The first Social, carbon-offset company, driving human behavioral changes through financial rewards and social recognition. Consumers (we) take a commitment to reduce our energy consumption and carbon-footprint. We are financially rewarded for achievements, and penalized for overage. All it takes to win is a little bit of conscious effort! Areas monitored ...more »
A smart-phone app could be written that would consume GreenButton data and other publicly available data to provide recommendations to the consumer. Individual consumer Load Profile data could be obtained from utility websites, or directly from the homeowner's smart meter (assuming of course that the meter or AMI network also provided a WiFi radio and published GreenButton data directly to consumer smart-phones. Either ...more »
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 »
At any given moment in the US, significant numbers of heavy freight trucks (e.g. "18-wheelers", Class 8) are operated over long distances with less-than-full or even empty payloads. This deadheading results from suboptimal coordination between drivers, trucking companies, and customers with freight requirements. Based on fuel costs alone, the economic potential of optimizing annual truck journeys by even 1% is ~$1.1B/yr ...more »
Problem Statement: There is no immediate feedback between energy consumption and its cost to consumers. Electricity and gas bills arrive once every two months. Even when consumers are told to save energy, they are reluctant to do so due to the delayed feedback. Description of the Solution: A website, and/or a smartphone application, that would show consumers their energy usage in daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly ...more »
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 »
IRacha ranks utility rate based on the monthly charge. It does so in state and in the U.S as well. IRacha emphasizes on easy-to-use user interface so that the users can do anything by just clicking. Comparing this feature to http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities, the website requires typing rather than just single clicking to do anything useful. This would be the first website to rank every utility monthly charge ...more »
An Andriod Widget to show data highlights per the EIA.gov web page.
People can put the widget onto the tablet desktop for quick and easy viewing.
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 »