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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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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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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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Financing nonprofits and cooperatives to go solar: the untapped commercial solar market

While residential solar grows at an astounding rate, commercial solar customers, specifically nonprofits and cooperatives, are left behind. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reports that in Q1 2015, residential solar installations grew by 11% over Q4 2014 rates while non-residential solar was down 24% from Q4 2014. “The non-residential market continues to struggle from longstanding barriers to customer origination ...more »

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Cleanweb Klout Score - finding the Influencers of the new energy economy

Who are the real influencers behind this brave new world at the intersection of clean energy and Information Technology? There are some HUGE proponents of the new clean energy economy out there. Some like Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo use their star power to advocate for solar through various (social) media channels. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Klout.com-like score to draw attention to some of the biggest ...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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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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