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Submitted by (@e03179)

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 »

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Submitted by (@duesty)

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 »

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Submitted by (@lancemckee)

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 »

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Submitted by (@rspies)

Carbon Consumption Comparison Project Opportunity (aka C3PO)

Carbon Consumption Comparison Project Opportunity (aka C3PO) or “How Clean Is Your Shirt?” Background: Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), in collaboration with Central Maine Power Company (CMP) and Tilson, Inc. have developed the PowerHouse Student Online Learning Environment (SOLE), a student-focused energy education program to affect household attitudes and behaviors toward energy consumption patterns. PowerHouse ...more »

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Submitted by (@skadamat)

NoEnergyBill.com

The problem: Currently, it's too difficult for homeowners to adopt alternative energy solutions in their household. While there's a wealth of information online about alternatives like solar cells and wind energy, it's often difficult to turn that into specific action items or specific next steps. Even harder is calling different companies and providers (e.g. solar panel installers) and getting quotes, which often times ...more »

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Submitted by (@clarcking1)

The New United States Economy Platform Paradigm

I have a modest paper circulating called Philadelphia's Economy Plan. I've taken an idea here and there to formulate a plan that can easily go national or support the national imperatives; as we leave the Fed's monetary financial system and move into the American national credit system of political economy, that fosters, science based, high technological platform(s), in the physical economy, supporting the population's ...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 (@ian0001)

Oroeco - Earn rewards for living your values!

In our globalized world we are increasingly removed from the production systems that create the products and services we use everyday. Each dollar we spend and invest has social and environmental impacts linked to global supply chains we depend upon, we just can’t easily see these impacts, compare choices and add everything up. We’re voting with our wallets every day, but we don’t really know what we’re voting for and ...more »

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Submitted by (@deepchakraborty.us)

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 »

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Submitted by (@cristinel.ababei)

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 »

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Submitted by (@jonesjudge95)

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 »

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