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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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Provide Just in Time Training to Reduce Soft Costs

One of the major hurdles to increased residential solar adoption is cost. Of these costs, the so-called soft costs make up 64% of the price of a typical installation. We know these costs can be reduced based on observations of international markets. We should leverage modern training techniques to reduce these costs. Specifically, we can develop IT tools to deliver video based Just in Time Training (JiTT) that can address ...more »

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SOLUXIFY

Owners Raha Bargasteh Mohebbi Sima Lotfi 9092691876 SOLUXIFY Business Plan rahamohebbi@gmail.com 9499816186 1 sima.lotf@gmail.com Contents 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................................................................................... 3 1.1 OBJECTIVES..........................................................................................................................................................3 ...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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Firefighter Online Training

Looking for an online training that is scalable to educate firefighters how to deal with emergencies on buildings with solar PV installed. Advanced simulation (gaming) technology could be an effective way to best reach a firefighters on a national scale.

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The Quantified Install: From Boots on the Roof to Sensor atop the Structure

UPS has increased their drivers’ productivity by a third by sensorizing, monitoring, measuring, and rethinking every step, every trip, every signature, every motion. Saving a small amount of time can add up to a larger amount of money. NPR’s Planet Money team recently broadcast a fantastic piece about how technology and productivity go hand in glove (see URL). In the solar space, time and motion studies of the U.S. and ...more »

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solar at Historically Black Colleges and universities (HBCUs)

There are 104 HBCUs in the US. If we could install solar panels and other renewable technologies this would have a tremendous impact on the world.communities of color would join the efforts to reduce GHG. Just imagine educating student on renewable energy, job training onsite, sustainable jobs, healthier inner city communities, innovation and creativity and developing entrepreneurs.

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K-12 Solar Curriculum

Grade, middle, and high schools – plus their higher education partners – are realizing the financial, social, and environmental benefits of going solar. This opens an extraordinary opportunity to also fulfill their primary objectives: education. A fleshed out online curriculum – working with cutting edge data and modeling tools – should be developed to guide students to learn about, design, and get hands-on experience ...more »

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Solar in low and moderate income communities

Increases in energy costs since 2001 are disproportionately hurting low-and fixed-income families who must devote an ever-growing percentage of their family budget to residential and transportation energy. One-half of American households will spend 20% of their after-tax income on energy costs. Regulations that significantly increase energy costs are going to take the greatest toll on low-income families. • Lower-income ...more »

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