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Submitted by (@badriraghavan)

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 »

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Submitted by (@nathanddees)

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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Submitted by (@andrewwan)

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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Submitted by (@sambrooks)

Energy Waste ('Crash') Report: Generating Key Behavioral Data

While human behavior undoubtedly drives building energy waste, this problem is rarely quantified -- and often ignored. Similar to 'crash reports' that help fix software bugs, an app must be developed to generate vital behavioral and operational info during periods of anomalous energy use. This will create a compelling and urgent rationale for occupants and facility managers to disclose details about behavior, ease the ...more »

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Submitted by (@deepsahni)

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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Submitted by (@datacapable)

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 »

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Submitted by (@scott0)

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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Submitted by (@ilyakaminsky)

Incremental Energy Consumption Breakdown Application / Website

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 »

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Submitted by (@jacek.szamrej)

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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Submitted by (@theraj)

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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Submitted by (@dcowburn)

Adding intelligence to the last 1000' of power distribution

It is said that “Information is Power”. Automation systems gain their efficiency using sensor data paired with external data to direct where energy should be routed. The goal is maintaining occupant comfort, safety, and convenience. Doubling efficiency is the same as producing twice the energy, without the life-cycle cost of producing more generation. Changes in the way energy is produced have combined with a major ...more »

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Submitted by (@serivera)

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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