ComEd — An Exelon Company Launches Innovation Challenge: Design a concept for an engaging web dashboard or app for solar customers
NOTE: The contest is restricted to solvers who attend schools within Illinois. See the bottom of the challenge for details.
At ComEd, we deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois. In December 2016 The Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), supported by ComEd, was signed into law and helps pivot Illinois to the new clean economy by growing renewable energy resources. Part of ComEd’s focus for the future is a commitment to increasing solar energy adoption by making solar easy for customers. We know our solar customers are curious about how their systems perform and will want to monitor their solar power in a way that is dynamic, user-friendly, and informative. We also know that our customers need a clear understanding of how their solar power affects their ComEd bill.
Solar customers do not have a simple, all-in-one, way to see their solar energy production and how it directly affects their energy consumption and monthly bill.
Current solar adopters use multiple third-party services to view relevant account information, track credits, and see accurate performance data for their rooftop solar systems. They are left to consolidate this information on their own to try to learn the value of their investment. We believe solar adoption would increase and the user experience would be dramatically improved if we address this problem.
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