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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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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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Sunmetrix Discover: a solution for “Zillow for Solar: Mapping the Economics of Residential Systems”

Sunmetrix Discover is a website that gives location-specific information about solar energy for any address in North America. With one simple input from the user (address or zip code), Sunmetrix Discover gives the user all this pertinent information: • their location-specific Sunmetrix Score (a dollar figure which represents the worth of a solar energy system at their location, i.e. the NPV) • the amount of energy they ...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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High costs for installers on getting new residential customers, uncertainty in the design/installation costs. Consumers confused

The “soft costs” of a Photo Voltaic (PV) System Installation in residential represent the 64% of the total costs of the installation of a Photovoltaic System. Customer acquisition is in the range of the $5,000 per average in residential customers, and represents 9% of the soft costs. Installers have a hard time capturing the installation costs. The reason is there are some hidden costs. Permitting, inspection and other ...more »

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SolarAgs PV App: Customize, Autonomize, Optimize Residential PV System Lead Generation and System Design

The challenges in the PV balance of system that we are addressing are twofold. First is the cost of lead of generation for the solar installer, and second is the barrier to widespread adoption by homeowners due to lack of credible and easy to understand information about the complicated PV technologies and multitude of design options. To address these challenges, we propose a Smartphone app that will educate the consumer ...more »

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National Solar Tour

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) will produce the 20th National Solar Tour Oct. 3 & 4, 2015. Research shows that home and business owners interested in solar who know someone with solar are more likely to adopt solar quickly than those who know no one with a solar installation(1). In 2014 the National Tour featured over 500 solar locations across the country and ASES would like to triple that number in 2015. Creation ...more »

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Problem Statement ID: 'idea-#####' or Problem Statement Full Link : http://catalyst.energy.gov/a/dtd/National-solar-open-house-tour/54127-29324

Video Pitch : http://youtu.be/NlFI8rLw-Y8

Online Resume/CV : http://www.ases.org

Online Resume/CV : http://www.nationalsolartour.org

Online Resume/CV : http://www.txses.org

Online Resume/CV : http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carly-rixham/7/83/399/

Online Resume/CV : http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lucy-stolzenburg/2b/9b/903

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Location Based Solar Design & Pointing Optimizer App.

Location Based Solar Design & Pointing Optimizer App. Passive Solar and Photo Voltaic Energy Savings Optimization Adviser Application This is a proposal to design, build and market a phone app and website to help people and businesses to design and precisely position window sunshading systems that optimize the warming effect of the sun - or for shading/blocking the heat of the sun depending on the time of year. The ...more »

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Getting the Public the Best Bang for Their Solar Buck

As a homeowner, I wish I had a tool/app where I could type in my address, available roof space, and project budget, and the tool/app would come back to me with the most optimal solar option for my home based upon price, efficiency, and reliability. The answer would include the optimal local vendor, what panels and inverters to use, where to place the panels, detailed energy generation estimates, economic breakeven point, ...more »

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