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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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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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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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Off-Grid Mobile Power Generation

The SolarCast Mobile Power Platform solves the problem of emergency power and off-grid remote power by capturing solar energy (and optionally wind energy) to an onboard energy storage system, then converting to continuous AC output power without the requirement for any fossil fuel all in a mobile configuration. The Mobile Power Platform can drastically reduce or eliminate fossil fuels, carbon dioxide output and operational ...more »

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Off-Grid Mobile Power Generation

Customers have a need for electrical power generation during an emergency scenario (hurricane, tornado, flooding, etc.). Fossil fuels may not be readily available for portable or mobile power generators. Customers have a need for electrical power generation in a remote location where grid power or mobile power generators are not feasible or not cost effective (ex. border security, night highway construction, oil/gas ...more »

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Occupant feedback toolkit for evaluation of energy saving technologies and building performance

To increase adoption of energy efficient products and systems we need to understand if and how these products will impact the occupants of a building. While many building owners want to save energy, energy is still very cheap – by an order of magnitude - compared to the salaries of people who work in buildings. Therefore owners are unlikely to invest in energy efficiency if they are not confident that new products will ...more »

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The Public Energy Library: Open Data + Public Experiments

For thousands of years, libraries have housed human knowledge. From Alexandria to London and from Washington to your home town, libraries have been resources for information and learning. Technology has dramatically change the physical need for libraries. Miles of stacks of encyclopedias and journals can now live as 1s and 0s in the digital cloud transferred as the speed of light to your palm. It's time that the library ...more »

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The Biggest Problem for Big Box Solar

Solar on commercial properties seems like a no-brainer. Your local supermarket, the big box store, and your office park, all have ample roof space, uncertain electricity bills, and corporate sustainability programs. Why aren't they going solar in droves? The utility-scale and home solar markets have been growing in leaps and bounds over the last decade, but the "mid-scale" market has been flat. What's the biggest thing ...more »

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PVBid: Industry Growth Through Efficient Estimating

PVBid brings an innovative, flexible, and efficient approach to determining the cost of a PV system. Emphasizing speed and feedback, PVBid allows PV integrators real-time insight into operations and costs. PVBid will be used by solar integrators across the U.S., companies ranging from small residential to large commercial. It targets those that want to reduce cost volatility by better understanding their real costs. ...more »

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Certain Solar: Prototyping the Next Generation of Solar Financing

Solar finance innovation has the potential to reduce risk, drive down cost, and expand the market. The next generation of solar finance will embed big data tools that adapt to changing market conditions and lessons from behavioral economics to provide energy consumers with smart options. Certain Solar is excited to accelerate development of their peer-reviewed, patent-pending solar finance innovation with the SunShot ...more »

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Solar Site Design - Customer Acquisition Platform

Short Pitch Presentation to Steve Case and Rise of the Rest Starts at 1 Hour-12 Minutes-16 Seconds: Solar Site Design (SSD) is a customer acquisition tool (available on Apple & Android devices) and online project management platform built for solar sales professionals. SSD sells qualified solar energy development projects to solar equipment manufacturers, suppliers, engineering ...more »

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