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Smart Energy Management Cloud Services For Buildings, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Grid

With today's emerging technologies, smart sensors and internet of things we see a growing need to develop a software platform which could aggregate, analyze and simplify all the energy data collected from buildings, electric vehicle charging, distributed grid which includes solar and storage to create an interactive cloud based platform for commercial/ residential buildings and utility managers that works autonomously ...more »

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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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Smart Energy Management Cloud Services For Buildings, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Grid

With today's emerging technologies, smart sensors and internet of things we see a growing need to develop a software platform which could aggregate, analyze and simplify all the energy data collected from buildings, electric vehicle charging, distributed grid which includes solar and storage to create an interactive cloud based platform for commercial/ residential buildings and utility managers that works autonomously ...more »

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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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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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MapMySolar - Social Mapping and Funding Platform that Makes Solar Investing Easy and Fun for the Average Citizen

MapMySolar is a uniquely integrated social mapping and funding platform, a One-Stop-Shop to inform and connect developers with the American public to find and fund attractive community solar projects. Currently home solar installation is viable for only a quarter of American households. The average American interested in solar is put off by the high capital requirements and the need to navigate through decentralized ...more »

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Community Capital for Shared Solar

Shared and community solar marketplaces are emerging across the United States. To make these a reality, capital investment and new financing structures must be introduced, tested, and formalized. Our credit unions and community banks are the natural place to experiment with new solar business models. With this business innovation, new credit union financing models will be generated and spread specifically for shared solar. ...more »

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App for mortgage lenders/borrowers to predict utility bills, local costs of EE/solar & effects upon total monthly expenses

Adding money for energy efficiency retrofits and solar installations (EERSIs) to the mortgage will overcome the primary behavioral challenge that a homeowner experiences when considering them post-purchase. A person borrowing $500,000 to purchase a home will think that adding $50,000 to reduce their bills is a much better deal than a homeowner who is asked to go from $0 to $50,000 to do the same. This web application ...more »

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Catalyst/YouSaveWithSolar.com The one stop destination for consumer, SB, Non Profit and Community

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Hot For Solar!

Hot for Solar uses publicly available solar installation data coupled with machine learning techniques to provide a predictive model of which geographies are most likely to adopt solar and at what cost. Overlay that data with credit score information and other demographic data and Hot for Solar provides a powerful tool for solar installers to target marketing and sales efforts more effectively. Dramatically reducing the ...more »

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Problem Statement ID: 'idea-#####' or Problem Statement Full Link : http://catalyst.energy.gov/a/dtd/Poorly-Targeted-Marketing/54190-29324

Video Pitch : https://youtu.be/KrhzP39C4OA

Online Resume/CV : https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-springfield/0/86b/621

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Solar Walls from Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)

DSSC is a proven alternative to solar PV for generating electricity. While the efficiency of DSSC is lower per unit area, it is light and can be applied on large surfaces including vertical walls. Thus its low efficacy is offset by total electrical output. The idea is to generate electricity from solar energy on surfaces where PV installation is infeasible. Moreover the base dye can be synthesized in different colors ...more »

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