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Smart Energy Management Cloud Services For Buildings, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Grid

With today's emerging technologies, smart sensors and internet of things we see a growing need to develop a software platform which could aggregate, analyze and simplify all the energy data collected from buildings, electric vehicle charging, distributed grid which includes solar and storage to create an interactive cloud based platform for commercial/ residential buildings and utility managers that works autonomously ...more »

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Smart Energy Management Cloud Services For Buildings, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Grid

With today's emerging technologies, smart sensors and internet of things we see a growing need to develop a software platform which could aggregate, analyze and simplify all the energy data collected from buildings, electric vehicle charging, distributed grid which includes solar and storage to create an interactive cloud based platform for commercial/ residential buildings and utility managers that works autonomously ...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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Building Automation is too expensive for smaller commercial buildings. Can software help?

Even for a relatively simple building such as a box retail store, the cost of a basic automation system starts at more than $10,000. That's a lot of capital to invest for energy efficiency, and many building owners and operators simply decide to do without. Instead, they install a basic programmable thermostat for each rooftop HVAC unit. While that solves their construction cost problem, it creates an even greater one ...more »

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Solar Doctor: A check engine light for your solar panels

Many residential solar owners have small, undetected maintenance problems that are leading to massive downtime for their solar panels. Using classification algorithms that detect different types of problems, Solar Doctor provides an automated alert to customers whenever there's a problem. We also provide a detailed description of the maintenance needed and offer a referral service. Further, we plan to use our collected ...more »

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Homeowners with residential solar need a “check engine light” for their solar panels

Many homeowners with solar panels have no idea when minor maintenance issues have degraded or stopped the energy production from their installations. According to Pecan Street’s report on the need for a “check engine light for solar panels,” typical repairs require $25 and less than an hour of labor, but can often take systems offline for weeks or months. Even sophisticated homeowners who are actively monitoring their ...more »

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Solar + Tesla Powerwall: A good investment?

Tesla’s Powerwall announcement did indeed generate a lot of hype, but the question remains where and when does an electricity storage system make sense. Just as we offer a test drive experience for solar energy with Sunmetrix GO, we believe that homeowners will also want to know whether an electricity storage system, such as the Tesla Powerwall, will make financial sense for them, based on their specific location (solar ...more »

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Spectrum: sustainability software for the architecture industry

Spectrum is a software platform for the architecture industry that integrates computer-aided-design with sustainability feedback. The platform applies algorithms and cloud computations to deliver real time energy analysis feedback on building design decisions.

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Next Generation Solmetric

The solar industry needs to solve a next generation shading analysis and azimuth tool platform for the industry. Since Vivent bought the assets of Solmetric, there has been a great gap in the industry providing new sales agents with the tools necessary to conduct a complete shading analysis for a commercial and residential property. With the advent of powerful smart phones our industry needs to solve a new solution for ...more »

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Energy efficiency game?

People love games and, as silly as it is, a great game is a great motivation booster. We would collect huge amount of data and save energy if we could create a game where you can earn points/glory from energy efficiency actions at home or office. The amount of points earned per action should reflect the amount of energy saved. This would also provide a big picture to consumers that what is a big saving method and what ...more »

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Analytics for Solar + Residential Electricity Storage

Tesla's Powerwall created a lot of excitement, and managed to attract a lot of consumer interest to residential electricity solutions. Currently, there are many online tools that can estimate solar electricity estimates for homeowners. However, what is needed is an "add-on" that can enable the homeowner to select a storage option and/or an electric vehicle and run the numbers. Based on their insolation levels, utility ...more »

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Focus on the residential homeowner’s energy problem! (and you’re likely to sell solar)

Problem statement: Average homeowners are eager to save money on energy bills, but confused about the options of solar installation, efficiency upgrades, and utility plans. Customers are concerned about the conflict of interest when the analysis is presented by a company who gains from the sale. “Why should I believe a solar company- don’t they want to sell me solar?” Homeowners will benefit from an easy to use web-based ...more »

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