Tag Archives: open data

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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Genability speaks at White House Energy Datapalooza

Some of the most exciting and innovative cleantech software companies gathered Monday in Washington, D.C for the first ever “Energy Datapalooza“.  The event was hosted by the Obama Administration, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and U.S. CTO Todd Park and included talks from a number of companies utilizing open energy data.  Genability’s own Jason Riley was in attendance and […]

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Open Energy Datasets

As we ramp up for the CleanWeb Hackathon that we are sponsoring here in San Francisco, September 9 thru 11, we have assembled a list of open datasets for energy. Here they are in list form, please feel free to distribute them widely, and to mash them up with our electricity pricing database and other […]

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Magic of the Commons

Depending on your point of view, our collective energy needs may reflect either the tragedy of the commons, or a unique opportunity for increased collaboration, interconnectivity and grid resilience. With the wealth of open data now available freely in the US (and worldwide), we tend towards the latter. There are numerous sources for open energy […]

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The future is awesome!

One thing that I learned from Saul Griffith is that our energy future is awesome! His point is that fear is not a strong motivator. Start talking about the effects of climate change, and you lose half your audience at the outset. Start talking about how awesome our energy future is, and everyone tunes in. […]

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