DOE Dangles $100K For Home Energy Data Apps
Are you or is someone you know a green-minded software developer? The U.S. government wants you to help secure the country’s energy efficient future via the U.S. Department of Energy‘s (DOE) “Apps for Energy” competition.
The challenge here is to build 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 opens on April 5 and will offer $100,000 in cash prizes, courtesy of the Energy Department and its partners. According to the DOE, this initiative is part of the Obama administration’s broader efforts to “make government more open and to engage the American people in new ways.”
Developers competing in the “Apps for Energy” contest will