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Residential Electric Footprint

Create a "unified electric footprint" for solar residential customers by combining solar generation and smart meter data. Highlights strategic benefits to utilities of standardized interface for solar data.

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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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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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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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MySunBuddy - A peer to peer solar sharing platform

Going solar should be simple, but regulatory complexity means that your average resident needs to know a laundry list of arcane market rules to fully understand what they're buying and how it will benefit them. That complexity extends to virtual net metering or solar sharing. Recognizing that there has to be a better way, we created MySunBuddy. MySunBuddy eliminates the legwork for sharing net metering credits through ...more »

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Community Solar Marketplace Platform

Community solar (also known as shared solar) is the largest renewable energy growth market in the United States. Community solar models provide energy credits for multiple off-takers instead of the traditional singular energy user. Over 75% of solar energy consumers are unable to participate in the usage of rooftop solar energy because they are renters and do not own their roofs, because their property is unsuitable ...more »

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Solar Credit Where Credit is Due: Templates for Smarter Solar Loans

Unlike banks that are too big to fail, credit unions are owned by their members. These are democratically controlled by the same folks who deposit their hard-earned money, not by Wall Street bankers. So, when a good idea comes from the community, credit unions don’t need a team of quants to mess up the idea to maximize profits. Investing in solar is a good idea. Credit unions are just the right folks to make solar finance ...more »

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ENERGY LOTTERY - Free kWatts!...for Life!

ENTER TO WIN...ENERGY! At this stage, the Solar PV Industry needs active response from the consumers. The potential customers, though, have not been sensitized enough with the idea and benefits of Solar PV. A marketing strategy is required, which would capture people's attention and mobilize them to act! Such a lottery game, which would not only be a game but a nationwide warehouse of information, research, analysis and ...more »

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The Economic Power of Solar Energy

Solar electricity provides all Americans with an opportunity to reduce utility costs or generate extra income. Guaranteed first costs coupled with uncertain returns on investment result in solar generation being overlooked by millions of homeowners. Weather and electricity prices vary across the country, so why would one risk purchasing solar panels without knowing the numbers first? How much electricity can you generate, ...more »

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Using Tech to Teach Solar

Climate change is daunting. Even though renewable energy solutions help us substantially reduce carbon emissions, they are not part of our daily conversations. Why? Because: 1) Solar topics are not presented in an engaging and entertaining manner, 2) Tools are generic rather than customized, and 3) Solar companies focus on educating homeowners instead of schoolchildren and community groups. We plan to develop an engaging ...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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What if there was a one stop shop for information about residential solar?

What if there was a one stop shop for information about residential solar? Currently there is a serious lack of consumer knowledge about solar, causing homeowners to be overcharged or avoid it altogether. Homeowners not only need to assess the system price, they also have to evaluate the warranty offered, the system components like the panels and inverters, the reputation of the company, their financing options, and more ...more »

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