Energy data apps
Once software developers have energy data, they can create different applications. This week, three California utilities announced they are participating in the federal government's Green Button initiative which lets people download their data in a standard format. In this case, the data is collected by smart meters and then analyzed to show people whether it's worth changing their time-of-use data plan or getting solar panels. Other applications helped provide recommendations for energy savings or to compete in online games around efficiency.
January 21, 2012 3:59 AM PST
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