Create a website that tests the energy efficiency of consumer products, sells the best of them, rejects those that don't meet the standards and educates consumers about which is best to buy in terms of energy usage.
This idea is for individuals whose transition to green power is impeded price barriers. Communities will come together to increase customer negotiating power in order to reduce the price of renewable energy and increase the amount of green power goin
People need to know who (a face and name) they are paying energy bills to and who is tracking their energy expenditures for them to make more conscious energy related decisions. Our approach connects personalized energy experts who are workers at ele
Pure Energies Describes the Problem Well:
Well, let’s say you own a building, and your tenant pays for the power.
The landlord says: “Why would I install solar? I don’t pay for power, my tenant does! I have nothing to gain!”
The renter says
It's Airbnb meets PG&E--apply P2P platforms to DERs, allowing individuals to directly sell excess electricity production from renewable energy. Electricity producers will be financially empowered, consumers will have cheaper and more renewable optio
Our idea is a solar pay-as-you-go “business in a box” kit for Tanzania. It is an income-producing asset for an entrepreneur (just like a chicken or goat) but it is also an affordable way to buy light (and mobile phone charging) for an end-consumer.
We believe that everyone should have the ability to support clean energy.
So we created a new way for people to take action.
It's a pretty simple idea actually. We raise money through crowdfunding to put solar panels on community-serving nonpro
The Union of Concerned Scientists says that biodiesel made from waste materials or used cooking oil can cut global warming pollution by 80 to 90 percent relative to conventional diesel fuel. This idea builds on the simple idea of producing biodiesel
Utilizing transparent data for community cooperation and competition. The energy data will be used by community associations to find synergies between homes, incentivize distributed resources, and create engaged communities.
A world comprised of self-reliant communities empowered to develop and protect their human and natural resources is a resilient, sustainable world. Reconomy works to accomplish this through the innovation of discounting local renewable energy when pu
Empower Generation empowers women to deliver clean energy to communities. We identify, train and support women as entrepreneurs to sell portable solar PV lighting and mobile charging solutions to their last mile customers in Nepal. The widespread us
"Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return."
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Younger people often convince their parents to go green because of their strong concern about climate change. What if we incentivized this by offering scholarships or forgiving student loans? e.g. If a family with a kid installs solar on their roof
Educate and motivate consumers to purchase pro-renewable products. Then use that consumer demand to encourage companies to measure their success with not only profits, but their positive impact on the environment and society too (The Triple Bottom Li
We crowd fund solar projects so that energy savings can be invested to support broader community aspirations, from creating employment for people recovering from homelessness, through to scholarships for organic farmers. If you have a social mission,
EnergyGlass™ is a patented Optically Clear Vertical Building Photovoltaic Window System that produces continuous energy from sunlight, diffused, ambient light and ground reflectance and the only 100% FIELD of VISION in the world. The entire surface o
Communities can make themselves independent by using their daily waste to produce energy.
In Germany there is a community of 180 people nearby Berlin which are completely autarc from national power-plants. Read their story below!
Storing renewable energy from wind farms, solar panels etc. has a major problem. Most storage technologies are inefficient at best and very wasteful at worst.
Large scale batteries that would be used to store the electricity cannot be fully cha
We propose a community-based consumer cap and trade system (with "energy bitcoins"). Through an opt-in (or mandatory) system, a community will set aggregate energy efficiency/savings goals, and use a cap and trade type-system to achieve those goals.
Break the bank by literally breaking the bank. Our society has progressed from trade to currency to plastic-credit card systems, to digital payment. We have the capability of adding a new currency that is centered around making choices that promote p