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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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Ohmconnect

Based on our success during the first round of the American Energy Data Challenge, we decided to build out Ohmconnect further. Ohmconnect provides the platform to allow residential homeowners to sell their energy back into the market. Homeowners are notified of "demand response" events, or a call to reduce electricity usage by turning off their A/C, heater, or appliances for 15 minutes. Using data from their existing ...more »

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EEme - Consumer

EEme's Consumer platform processes a given user's Greenbutton data to guide them to an educated energy efficiency (EE) investment decision as quickly and easily as possible and does not require any user input except for enrollment with Greenbutton. Upon Greenbutton enrollment and an EEme account creation the user is directly led to a set of home improvement recommendations, customized for their home profile. The user ...more »

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IRacha - Rank utility charge at once

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 »

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Seenergy - The Electric Meter to Appliances Itemizer

Team members: Sri Kanajan Christopher Cornwell Julia Orwell Matheus D. Spinelli The goal is to automatically itemize the energy consumption down to the specific appliances and then provide specific, actionable recommendations to the consumers. This application takes in the Green Button data that has your specific electric meter readings pattern over time and figures out automatically what each major appliance in your ...more »

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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 »

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TROT - Truck Routing Optimization Tool

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 »

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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 »

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Online Forum to Make Financial Energy Incentives More Effective

Households and businesses choose to be more efficient and “green” if extra effort and money leads to significant savings. The average professional may not be focused on reducing his or her carbon footprint but will be motivated by incentive. The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) addresses this issue by allowing residents and businesses to access financial energy incentives in order to save money ...more »

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OptiZen

Be One With Your Home Save money on your home energy bill by setting monthly spending goals in dollars. OptiZen will send you a notification when high energy use is detected and perform home optimization by turning off lights and smart appliances and thermostats down. About: Brought to you by the San Diego Apps for Energy 2014 contest winners. OptiZen connects your green button data, smart thermostats, smart outlets ...more »

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Link to Design : http://www.opti-zen.com

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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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