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Businesses are a powerful force for change. Post a local store's energy story, share a breakthrough business model or write about innovative energy technology.

One powerful lens through which to view energy usage is innovation. Whether it’s a local business who wants to share their energy story with you, a large-scale breakthrough business model that ‘flips the switch’ to better, more sustainable energy usage or a new app that’s perfect for engaging communities, we want you to share what you know.

What collaborations do you know of that have affected a corporation’s environmental impact? What’s a neat intrapreneurial story of someone creating change within their company? What businesses do you know of that are making strides in energy usage and sustainability?

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When it came to transitioning to solar energy, there were many barriers. SolarCity realized they could create better access to renewable energy by creating a business model that made sense to their customers on a financial level.

When it came to transitioning to solar energy, there were many barriers. SolarCity realized they could create better access to renewable energy by creating a business model that made sense to their customers on a financial level.

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Google's Makani project involves a kite that generates more energy at lower cost than conventional wind systems. As the Makani kite flies across wind in vertical loops, fixed to the ground by a flexible tether, it accesses more consistent wind at hig

Google's Makani project involves a kite that generates more energy at lower cost than conventional wind systems. As the Makani kite flies across wind in vertical loops, fixed to the ground by a flexible tether, it accesses more consistent wind at hig

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This recently posted article highlights efforts to keep the manufacturing of solar panels green.  With market continuing to become more and more competitive, it is important to highlight companies that produce solar panels in an environmentally respo

This recently posted article highlights efforts to keep the manufacturing of solar panels green. With market continuing to become more and more competitive, it is important to highlight companies that produce solar panels in an environmentally respo

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SolaUK has always endeavoured to come up with best suited new innovative inventions and products to support the community living in very difficult living conditions,.Families with very low income and poor accessibility to electricity due to terrain o

SolaUK has always endeavoured to come up with best suited new innovative inventions and products to support the community living in very difficult living conditions,.Families with very low income and poor accessibility to electricity due to terrain o

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After gathering information on communities and renewable energy technology, markets, competing industries, and politics- we can consider more tools for effective crowdthinking.  

The Challenge uses individual proposals and voting - which is a posi

After gathering information on communities and renewable energy technology, markets, competing industries, and politics- we can consider more tools for effective crowdthinking. The Challenge uses individual proposals and voting - which is a posi

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Elon Musk announced this June that he was making all of Tesla's patents open to the general public. Instead of seeing other people's innovations as competition, he looked at it as a model to accelerate research on the field of electric cars and suppo

Elon Musk announced this June that he was making all of Tesla's patents open to the general public. Instead of seeing other people's innovations as competition, he looked at it as a model to accelerate research on the field of electric cars and suppo

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Storing energy  from renewable sources is needed for use when the sun isn't shining, or wind blowing, or just to be able to buffer peak demand.  

This has been an expensive part of projects where renewables aren't wired in to the grid.  

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Storing energy from renewable sources is needed for use when the sun isn't shining, or wind blowing, or just to be able to buffer peak demand. This has been an expensive part of projects where renewables aren't wired in to the grid. This r

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In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker.  New manufacturing methods are being found regularly.  Xiaolin's method adds to other innovations in the field.  The challenge to us is how ca

In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker. New manufacturing methods are being found regularly. Xiaolin's method adds to other innovations in the field. The challenge to us is how ca

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Currently, petroleum costs about $100 a barrel and algae oil costs about $300. The research is just about how micro-algae might be the savior of future energy with innovative designs and on going million dollar research programs.

Currently, petroleum costs about $100 a barrel and algae oil costs about $300. The research is just about how micro-algae might be the savior of future energy with innovative designs and on going million dollar research programs.

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New series of off-the-grid LED lighting fixtures that are illuminated using the power of falling sand. Based on the shape of the hourglass, the new lamps need to be flipped to continue working and require the user’s involvement to stimulate awareness

New series of off-the-grid LED lighting fixtures that are illuminated using the power of falling sand. Based on the shape of the hourglass, the new lamps need to be flipped to continue working and require the user’s involvement to stimulate awareness

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