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Energy Hackathon Resources (Data, APIs, Examples) for Cleanweb Hacks and Energy Mashups
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Hackathon API and dataset resources
- OpenEI resources
- OpenEI search - a great place to start browsing the compendium of open energy data; includes search results from external data partners
- OpenEI web services - sample queries for OpenEI's SPARQL endpoint, Ask queries and RESTful API for utility rate data
- Utility rate web service - this web service is a subject matter expert-reviewed utility rate database with time of use rate information; contact for more information on integrating this data into your app.
- See sample utility rate API code to find rates given a zip code or lat/lon
- Incentives and policies - use this web service to get RESTful access to incentives
- Green Button
- OpenEI Green Button Developer Page
- EnerNoc has a repository of Green Button data
- See also greenbuttondata.org
- Existing Green Button apps
- Energy.gov/developer is a collection of the government data sources we've found and various Green Button sample data and resources
- Broad ideas for Green Button apps, based on a conversation with Matthew L
- NREL resources
- NREL's developer site - links and documentation for a growing number of APIs for transportation, solar, electric areas
- The System Advisor Model (SAM) Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for free. The SAM engine is compiled in various platforms (Linux, windows, mac, etc.) and has wrappers and documentation in Java, C#, C++, Python and Matlab. All the PV functionality is available although it takes some time with SAM to get up to speed to use the API interface.
- The Open PV Project API - restful api to access Open PV data for info and locations on 179,000+ US solar installs
- OpenStudio is an open-source, cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance
- DOE resources
- Fuel Economy API: The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly announced the development of a new interface for data from the fueleconomy.gov website. The API will provide access to all of the data currently displayed in the “Find and Compare Cars” interactive tool, which includes model years 1984 through 2013.
- EIA Electricity API (beta): The Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced the development of an API for its series on monthly, quarterly, and annual data for electric generation, consumption, and retail sales
- DOE Apps for Energy resources Good page of links and APIs for the Apps for Energy Challenge that includes OpenEI data (including the utility rate data)
- Other announcements from the October 1st, 2012 Energy Datapalooza on energy APIs being released
- Data.gov/energy resources
- REEGLE resources
- Tendril resources
- Genability resources
- People Power resources
- Buildings Energy Databook
Open data from Vehicles
The Department of Energy has recently released new data that represents what most people can access directly from their own cars (if they had the right tools). As cars become more like laptops, this type of data will become increasingly valuable to drivers as they seek to improve their fuel efficiency and increase vehicle safety.
- A list of vehicle data Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available at the OpenEI energy developer community
- Can't figure something out? With an OpenEI account, you can post a technical question for the developer community to answer
- What is OpenXC data?
- Raw data in the form of single-vehicle trace files, available as either a single valued message or event message. See the Data
- How do I connect to OpenXC data?
- OSIsoft OpenXC PI System Interface
- OSIsoft offers the PI System for management of real-time data and events.
- The PI System allows users to collect, historize, find, analyze, deliver and visualize real-time data.
- OSIsoft vCampus
- The OSIsoft Virtual Campus (vCampus) is a subscription-based, online offering that provides developers with resources for developing applications/solutions on the PI System.
- Members get access to a Development PI System with access to features such as server components, client components, data and asset management, web services and SDKs.
- The OSIsoft vCampus also includes a discussion forum, a library with documentation and whitepapers, code samples and monthly webinars.
- OSIsoft vCampus FAQ
- Getting vehicle data with the PI System
Scientific Data resources
Ian Kalin posted a great blog entry with 10 ideas from the NY Energy Data Jam.
- The Open PV Project features crowd-sourced location, size and cost data for over 179,000 solar installs. The API follows an easy action based restful interface.
- Solar Tools with API's from NREL, including:
Apps for Energy Examples
- Data.gov and RPI wiki, multiple examples and tutorials for using Data.gov data
- Browsable list of apps for energy in the mobile, web and desktop space
- Browsable list of energy apps with a focus on governmental data and apps
- 2010 Mashup with data.gov, OpenEI, U.S. census data and SmartGrid.gov - includes source code that performs SPARQL query, simple Google Map integration
- DSIRE widget - uses OpenEI's SPARQL endpoint, one example of pulling incentives from a web service