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Vehicle and Appliance ROI Calculator

This app would be available for mobile devices as well as online. When shopping for a car, it would provide features similar to the existing side by side comparison at fueleconomy.gov - however, it would in addition provide a ROI calculator that would allow you to enter a perspective purchase price for each vehicle (along with the other data the customize function at the above website allows) and the app would tell you ...more »

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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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LocalData: Energy

LocalData: Energy is an app developed to digitally collect and assess data in the urban environment on building performance indicators in real time. A simple and easy way to collect data, LocalData: Energy allows users to collect quantitative, qualitative and image data using a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android). By adding new data to a map, users can quickly enhance existing energy assessment data sets, create new ...more »

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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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Energy Data Viewer

An Android application that allows you to view EIA data in heat maps and charts. You can view state by state data of electricity generation, energy consumption, and energy production over time as well as overall net flow of each state over time.

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Green Button 2.0 - "Best Idea for An Existing Dataset"

Green Button is a great way to get customers, developers and energy providers engaged and excited about the usage of energy. It enables change by allowing access to a dataset previously unavailable. But what if we could make access to this data faster. dataCapable is proposing a change. Push the API to the edge. We'd like to see it at the meter although we understand it's going to take a lot of work with the metering ...more »

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Power Gambit: A country-wide energy prospecting game

How can we engage the public with the available storehouse of energy data? Visualizations and infographics are compelling, but rarely incorporate a call to action. Given the right tools to access this data, engaged citizens could potentially find solutions to rising energy demands. Crowd sourcing new plans for energy generation on a local level could inform policy and commercial decisions. The Power Gambit app would ...more »

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Green Energy Tracker

Renewable energy production has been rapidly growing in the US in recent years. Energy consumers have opportunities to learn about renewable energy, but they do not have access to data about the actual renewable energy production or usage. Access to such data may help create awareness of when renewable energy is most available to consumers and when is the peak of energy usage occurs in general. (More details about application ...more »

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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 »

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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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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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Open Data By Design

GreenButton enabled Solar Energy and Efficiency project quotes

ENACT offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) play for the building energy services industry. ENACT’s SaaS platform increases efficiencies in sales and financing processes by automating channel functions that have thus far been manual. enACT’s patent pending platform reduces installed costs and promotes network effects by getting installers, financiers and OEMs for a category on the same workflow engine, now made possible ...more »

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