Cohorts

Cohorts

There are three phases that select, enable and grow teams:
  1. Business Innovation - teams develop their Video Pitch to compete who advances.
  2. Prototype - selected teams leverage free services to build out their product/service. This culminates in Demo Day to present what they have achieved and potential for the future.
  3. Incubation - companies that are selected after Demo Day advance to the incubation period and are awarded funding for future work.

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SolarBook - The Solar Industry's One Stop Shop for Solar Education Resources

SolarBook Business Plan: The team at Pick My Solar is taking the next step in solar transparency by developing SolarBook, an online portal covering all things solar for both consumers and industry professionals. Each stage of the solar process, from first learning what it is and how it works, to what to consider when choosing an installer, to monitoring the system and properly filing for tax credits and rebates, will ...more »

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Community Solar Marketplace With Transactional Capabilities

Sandbox Solar LLC is the solution to creating an online community solar marketplace to facilitate the development and management of community solar by creating a portfolio of available solar shares, handling share transactions, and providing share accounting to utilities. Revenue will be collected through transaction fees and lead generation. Community solar is a fast growing segment of the PV space with social and ...more »

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Rental Property Portal - by the Solar Action Network

The Solar Action Network proposes to build a software platform that will help renters and property owners understand the value of adding solar to their buildings. This software platform will have innovative features to address the current barriers limiting adoption in this important customer segment. These features are described in detail in our video submission. The Solar Action Network Team members each have over ...more »

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Peer-to-peer solar (P2P solar)

Only 9-22% of U.S. households can get rooftop solar PV. The rest of U.S. households cannot, because their roofs are not suitable (due to shading from trees, or lack of structural strength); because they do not have a suitable roof (multi-family apartments); because they fail to qualify for solar leasing due to income or credit score qualification requirements, or because they do not own the house in which they live. ...more »

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MapMySolar - Social Mapping and Funding Platform that Makes Solar Investing Easy and Fun for the Average Citizen

MapMySolar is a uniquely integrated social mapping and funding platform, a One-Stop-Shop to inform and connect developers with the American public to find and fund attractive community solar projects. Currently home solar installation is viable for only a quarter of American households. The average American interested in solar is put off by the high capital requirements and the need to navigate through decentralized ...more »

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Community Capital for Shared Solar

Shared and community solar marketplaces are emerging across the United States. To make these a reality, capital investment and new financing structures must be introduced, tested, and formalized. Our credit unions and community banks are the natural place to experiment with new solar business models. With this business innovation, new credit union financing models will be generated and spread specifically for shared solar. ...more »

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App for mortgage lenders/borrowers to predict utility bills, local costs of EE/solar & effects upon total monthly expenses

Adding money for energy efficiency retrofits and solar installations (EERSIs) to the mortgage will overcome the primary behavioral challenge that a homeowner experiences when considering them post-purchase. A person borrowing $500,000 to purchase a home will think that adding $50,000 to reduce their bills is a much better deal than a homeowner who is asked to go from $0 to $50,000 to do the same. This web application ...more »

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A software-centric approach to Building Automation to improve utilization of energy efficiency technology.

Building owners who can't afford legacy building automation systems (at a starting price of $10,000) currently have just one real solution: the programmable thermostat. They’re cheap but they quickly stop delivering efficiency and don’t provide data to facility and energy managers. Our approach is to turn the traditional building automation model on its head. Instead of costly hardware devices at the sites and specialist ...more »

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Solar Merchant

Solar Merchant is pioneering a new model to unlock the multi-billion dollar opportunity for solar power on commercial real estate. Through shorter, more flexible PPA terms Solar Merchant will make going solar a real option for businesses that do not own the building or roof they operate in. Solar Merchant will de-risk these shorter PPA terms for investors by developing contract options post-PPA that ensure a long ...more »

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Catalyst/YouSaveWithSolar.com The one stop destination for consumer, SB, Non Profit and Community

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CBE Occupant Feedback Toolkit

CBE’s Occupant Feedback Toolkit is a fast and cost-effective way of collecting and understanding occupant feedback. Originally developed by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley for research purposes, this resource has become widely adopted by manufacturers, building owners and design professionals to evaluate energy-efficient systems and technologies, and to understand how ...more »

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Hot For Solar!

Hot for Solar uses publicly available solar installation data coupled with machine learning techniques to provide a predictive model of which geographies are most likely to adopt solar and at what cost. Overlay that data with credit score information and other demographic data and Hot for Solar provides a powerful tool for solar installers to target marketing and sales efforts more effectively. Dramatically reducing the ...more »

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Problem Statement ID: 'idea-#####' or Problem Statement Full Link : http://catalyst.energy.gov/a/dtd/Poorly-Targeted-Marketing/54190-29324

Video Pitch : https://youtu.be/KrhzP39C4OA

Online Resume/CV : https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-springfield/0/86b/621

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