DOE Sponsored Green Button Challenge -$100k prize
Are you interested in creating an app that helps people save energy?
The Department of Energy recently announced the “Apps for Energy” challenge for
innovative software developers to build new apps – for mobile phones, computers,
tablets, software programs and more – that utilize data from major utility
companies to help consumers and businesses use less energy and save money. The
competition will begin April 5, offering $100,000 in cash prizes. An executive
from PG&E, one of the co-sponsors of the challenge, will be coming to campus in
the next couple of weeks to announce the challenge and answer any questions
(details still being confirmed.)
> Next steps:
- Identify yourself! If you are interested in attending the PG&E event or
want more information please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/doechallenge
for more information
-On April 5, the Department will release the official rules and begin
accepting submissions. Submissions can be any kind of software application,
including apps for the web, personal computers, mobile devices, or any software
broadly available to the public.
-May 15 is the last day to submit an app design. Following the close of
submissions, an internal review and public vote will take place.
-Winners will be announced in late May and will receive cash prizes that
in total equate to $100,000 and are sponsored by the Energy Department, Pacific
Gas and Electric Company, Itron Inc., and Gridwise Alliance
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