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Solar & Energy Efficiency Project Collaboration Software Solution

Imagine robust all inclusive software solution that streamlines the building project life cycle. Enabling all parties involved with the deployment process of solar and energy efficient projects to collaborate and connect in real time. The solution takes the workflow process and makes it more fluid and responsive allow those connected with each project to save time and money not to mention cutting the red tape. Who benefit: ...more »

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Collaborative Benchmarking, Learning and Acceleration platform for Intelligent Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency solution selection for building retrofits is inherently complicated, very information intensive and requires many stakeholders and experts to work together to select the appropriate solutions with sufficient verification of potential savings. For this reason, the uptake on efficiency improvements is extremely slow. With 17 million+ commercial buildings, it may take 20+years for the efficiency savings ...more »

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The Light Sentry by Sonne Industries

Since no building has lighting automation as intuitive as a simple thermostat, EVERY building could benefit from the patented, transformational technology of the Light Sentry…the only lighting automation solution that offers a wireless, remote light sensor that communicates with a hub, that commands nodes to turn on, dim/brighten, and turn off. These commands are triggered by natural light, time or a combination of both. ...more »

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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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