Tag Archives: API

Getting Notification of Outages

To ensure you receive timely notification of issues, outages and status of the Genability API and web applications, we are instituting a new support notification process. We promise you the following: 1. Outage Notifications We have internal and external monitoring services which automatically notify our engineering team of issues. If the API or app servers […]

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Join the Open Solar Savings effort!

In May, Genability announced the launch of our Open Solar Savings initiative at the White Houses Energy Datapalooza. Open Solar Savings will be an open-source database of residential solar savings and their location, available free via API. This data can drive down the soft costs of solar by making the market easier to understand and more […]

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Typicals: When You Don’t Have Customer Usage Data

As part of the launch of the Developer Toolbox, we’ve released a new product called Typicals.  If you’re working with customers to calculate energy savings and you “typically” ask for their usage data, Genability Typicals will be of some use to you. What is Typicals Data? Glad you asked.  Typicals is a database we’ve compiled […]

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Control API Response with new Fields parameter

We’ve added a new argument to practically every one of our API endpoints that allows you energy app developers more control over the data that’s returned to you.  By optionally passing in the parameter “fields” with a value of “min” (for minimum) or ‘ext’ (for extended) your response payload will contain only the data properties […]

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HOW TO: Pass Contracted Supplier Rates to the Calculate API

In 16 states, electricity customers can choose a electric supplier that is not their local utility.  Genability makes it easy to integrate these contracted rates into your calculations. If you are using our API, here’s how. To run a calculation with an overridden supplier rate you simply pass in a ‘RateInput’.  This will swap out any rate […]

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Cleanweb Solar Hackathon in Oakland

Since the inaugural launch in San Francisco in September 2011, Cleanweb has gone national.  Cleanweb hackathons are designed to gather innovative programmers, designers and entrepreneurs to bring attention to and create technologies that solve environmental issues in a 48 hour time period.  So far this year Cleanweb has hacked New York City, Boston, Boulder, Santa […]

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CostButton.com / Apps For Energy Behind the Scenes Tech

The U.S. Energy Department issued a challenge to software developers to create an app to help utility customers make the most out of the Green Button electricity usage data. At Genability, we work hard to gather energy pricing data across the United States and structure it in a way that developers can use. So we […]

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GreenDreams – Write Code, Save the Planet

In honor of Earth Day and coinciding with EcoHackNY, our friends over at Brighter Planet launched GreenDreams, APIs for the Environment.  The new API compendium gives sample code, documentation and assistance for developers interested in creating APIs for the environment.  Having been a participant at a number of green hackathons, Brighter Planet wanted to create something for the developer […]

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Earth Day 2012

Sunday, April 22, will mark the 42nd annual Earth Day, a day observed in 175 countries.  Earth Day is a day when various networks and organizations around the world connect, interact and impact their communities to advocate for a sustainable future.  At Genability, we are committed to making a difference one kWh at a time. […]

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What do Boston & Boulder have in common?

No idea.  But both cities are hosts to two upcoming Cleanweb Hackathons!  Genability is proud to announce that we again are sponsors of these hackathons and want you there.  For all developers, this is your chance to shine (oh, and win some money).  The details of the two hacks are below.  If you’re interested in […]

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