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Streamline acquisition & design process by communicating the highest performing, buildable, PV systems without visiting the site

In recent years, the solar industry has seen major hard-costs declines, but has yet to adopt any developments that will dramatically reduce soft-costs. The industry needs a site assessment, design, documentation, and collaboration solution that will mitigate technical risks, improve efficiency, streamline processes, and decrease costs to homeowners, sales, installers, and funders.

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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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Online Register of Research on Occupant Energy Management Strategies

According to IEA-EBC Annex 66, “Energy related occupant behavior in buildings … is a key issue for building design optimization, energy diagnosis, performance evaluation, and building energy simulation due to its significant impact on real energy use and indoor environmental quality in buildings. However the influence of occupant behavior is under-recognized or over-simplified in the design, construction, operation, and ...more »

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Is there a "UBER for Solar" ?

Would that be possible to connect Residential homeowners to solar installers, doing financial transactions, monitoring systems, all-in-one application without men-in-the-middle? Is there going to be a "UBER for Solar" anytime soon?

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"My Plug'n'play Solar Porch" - Anything to enable adoption Solar in Residentials? and enable DIY business?

Designing, installing in a roof,..., all of these is too much of a hurdle. Why do not simply create standard modules like solar-porch modules, something that anyone can install on its backyard; something that I can find in a D-I-Y store, and I can assemble by myself. Kinda plug'n'play cells-solar-porch I could find in an IKEA aisle... ready to plug with batteries or to the grid,... That would avoid roof installation, ...more »

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Simple Solar by CNG Solar Engineering

We are Carlos Moreno, Noe Morales, and Gayan Kaluwahandi. And we're with CNG Solar Engineering. We currently have a run drafting and design company that specializes in residential photovoltaic permit packages. We have taken a 4-5 hour process and were able to streamline it to 1.5-2 hours. However, we have the appropriate knowledge of solar and drafting that allows us to do so. Our goal is to reduce this time frame to ...more »

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PermitMe: Online Processing and Submission of Permit Applications

Most taxpayers use software to prepare and submit their returns. Why not do the same for solar permit applications? I propose a web application which identifies the Authority Having Jurisdiction, prompts the user for the appropriate information, then submits the completed paperwork. Hardware specifications for the project would be made available to businesses selling PV hardware; with PermitMe getting a commission ...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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"GreenLancer.com - Navigating U.S. Engineering & Permitting Requirements through Crowdsourcing, Standardization & Automation"

GreenLancer.com is an ecommerce platform that provides solar installers instant access to the system designs and blueprints needed to build and install solar electric systems. Soft costs, such as engineering, permitting, and labor, remain costly bottlenecks in the solar industry. Our team of web developers, engineers, and solar professionals are making the engineering, design, and permitting process more efficient and ...more »

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Simplify Solar: Getting-the-Public-the-Best-Bang-for-Their-Solar-Buck using a Comprehensive Solar Online Platform

The traditional way to purchase and install a Solar PV system for your home is complicated, tedious and invasive. The Simplify Solar cloud platform seeks to disrupt the residential solar market by lowering the financial barriers of entry and streamlining the entire process of purchasing and installing a solar PV system. Simplify Solar seeks to solve and eliminate the problem of what are known as industry ‘soft costs.’ ...more »

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Simplify Solar eliminates industry soft costs through an Online Marketplace.

The traditional way to purchase and install a Solar PV system for your home is complicated, tedious and invasive. The Simplify Solar cloud platform seeks to disrupt the residential solar market by lowering the financial barriers of entry and streamlining the entire process of purchasing and installing a solar PV system. Simplify Solar seeks to solve and eliminate the problem of what are known as industry ‘soft costs.’ ...more »

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