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Published on February 1st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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$100,000 For Top Energy Apps

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February 1st, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
 
Think you could come up with a top energy app? Think it’s so good you deserve some money to develop it? If so, apply for some of the $100,000 that will be awarded for top apps through the US Department of Energy’s Apps for Energy contest.

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Note that the prizes will be for web and mobile apps, and the deadline to apply is March 9, 2014. This contest is part of the DOE’s American Energy Data Challenge.

A representative from Energetics, Inc also passed along some information regarding upcoming hackathons that could help you to develop your idea before submitting it to the DOE. Here are the details:

In support of this effort, Hackathons have been planned at which you can meet teammates, discuss your ideas with experienced mentors, and begin working on or polishing a submission. Each Hackathon is free to register and attend, will provide refreshments and will feature prizes for the teams that have the best demo at the end of the event! Teams are encouraged to keep working on their app for submission in the Apps for Energy Contest.

Hackathons have been planned in the following cities:

Again, for more information on the DOE contest, check out the DOE’s Apps for Energy page.

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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