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 »
- Business Innovation - teams develop their Video Pitch to compete who advances.
- Prototype - selected teams leverage free services to build out their product/service. This culminates in Demo Day to present what they have achieved and potential for the future.
- Incubation - companies that are selected after Demo Day advance to the incubation period and are awarded funding for future work.
The SolarCast Mobile Power Platform solves the problem of emergency power and off-grid remote power by capturing solar energy (and optionally wind energy) to an onboard energy storage system, then converting to continuous AC output power without the requirement for any fossil fuel all in a mobile configuration. The Mobile Power Platform can drastically reduce or eliminate fossil fuels, carbon dioxide output and operational ...more »
Sandbox Solar LLC is the solution to creating an online community solar marketplace to facilitate the development and management of community solar by creating a portfolio of available solar shares, handling share transactions, and providing share accounting to utilities. Revenue will be collected through transaction fees and lead generation. Community solar is a fast growing segment of the PV space with social and ...more »
Solar Land Solutions is seeking to develop an online marketplace that would match up landowners and building owners with large, flat roofs with solar developers in the utility and community solar space. The landowners and building owners would receive lease offers (or purchase option offers if interested) on their land or rooftops from solar developers. They could choose between developers who met their particular criteria, ...more »
Imagine robust all inclusive software solution that streamlines the building project life cycle. Enabling all parties involved with the deployment process of solar and energy efficient projects to collaborate and connect in real time. The solution takes the workflow process and makes it more fluid and responsive allow those connected with each project to save time and money not to mention cutting the red tape. Features: ...more »
Energy Efficiency solution selection for building retrofits is inherently complicated, very information intensive and requires many stakeholders and experts to work together to select the appropriate solutions with sufficient verification of potential savings. For this reason, the uptake on efficiency improvements is extremely slow. With 17 million+ commercial buildings, it may take 20+years for the efficiency savings ...more »
Thermigate LLC has developed a distribution channel for solar energy which will provide consumers in the United States with cost-effective solar products and solutions. We are targeting the general populations who may have an ideal location for solar on their roof or anyone looking for a simpler way to go solar. We minimize the financial barriers to obtain efficient solar energy by developing a novel mobile application ...more »
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 »
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.
Going solar should be simple, but regulatory complexity means that your average resident needs to know a laundry list of arcane market rules to fully understand what they're buying and how it will benefit them. That complexity extends to virtual net metering or solar sharing. Recognizing that there has to be a better way, we created MySunBuddy. MySunBuddy eliminates the legwork for sharing net metering credits through ...more »
PVBid is a web-based program designed to produce quick initial cost estimates based on a solar integrator's past projects and current trends. As additional information is input the bid becomes progressively more accurate. PVBid employs an internal feedback loop that provides guidance on the current bid based on success rates, past bids, and real data gathered from completed installations. Emphasizing speed and feedback, ...more »
N2 has developed an operating system with intelligent components that communicate wirelessly, enabling all systems in a location to communicate amongst themselves, creating an agnostic platform for the Internet of Things. N2 components include a SuperSocket, SuperSwitch and SuperFixture that incorporate an electronic docking station called PowerDox. Each device acts as a router, enabling the entire facility to become ...more »