Right on the heels of last month’s MaRS Energy Hackathon, MaRS is back again with another challenge for developers, activists and community enthusiasts alike. You could win $50,000 in funding! For what? Read more below:
Developers, designers & entrepreneurs: The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge is live! You have until 5pm on January 7, 2014, to submit a great new proof-of-concept app that will unlock the potential of Green Button-enabled electricity data.
Green Button is a standard that offers a secure way for consumers to share electricity data from smart meters. MaRS and the Ministry of Energy looking for the best apps that make use of the Green Button data standard to help Ontario households and small businesses better understand how they use electricity, and what they can do to conserve energy and save money.
In addition to the competition awards ($50,000), building applications on the Green Button standard unlocks the potential to access a growing market of consumers, in Canada and across the world, who are interested in solutions that help them manage their energy.
For details about the Green Button standard API, as well as the contest dates, times, requirements and judging criteria, please visit the contest website.
Check out this great little pdf. on the Green Button Initiative: GreenButton_Infographics_EN_04