Catalyst Round 2: Cohort Winners

Solar

Cohort - Round 1

MySunBuddy - A peer to peer solar sharing platform

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 »

Submitted by Community Member

Cohort - Round 1

Solar Land Solutions - Online Marketplace To Match Landowners and Building Owners with Utility and Community Solar Developers

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 »

Submitted by Community Member

Cohort - Round 1

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 »

Submitted by Community Member

Cohort - Round 1

Solar Merchant

Solar Merchant is pioneering a new model to unlock the multi-billion dollar opportunity for solar power on commercial real estate. Through shorter, more flexible PPA terms Solar Merchant will make going solar a real option for businesses that do not own the building or roof they operate in. Solar Merchant will de-risk these shorter PPA terms for investors by developing contract options post-PPA that ensure a long ...more »

Submitted by Community Member

Cohort - Round 1

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 »

Submitted by Community Member

Buildings

Cohort - Round 1

CBE Occupant Feedback Toolkit

CBE’s Occupant Feedback Toolkit is a fast and cost-effective way of collecting and understanding occupant feedback. Originally developed by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley for research purposes, this resource has become widely adopted by manufacturers, building owners and design professionals to evaluate energy-efficient systems and technologies, and to understand how ...more »

Submitted by Community Member

Cohort - Round 1

Using Automation to Reduce Barriers to Adoption of Fault Diagnostic Technologies in Commercial Buildings

Faulty operation in buildings is known to waste 15% to 30% of total HVAC energy on average - yet fault diagnostic tools have not been widely adopted by the industry due to the current lack of low-cost, accurate solutions. We have developed a technology for detecting and diagnosing faults, that that combines high-level data-driven analytics and component-level diagnostics using a Bayesian network. This combination ...more »

Submitted by Community Member