I left $WELL_KNOWN_INTERNET_COMPANY to career switch into renewable energy and maybe do something about global warming. My startup is trying to reduce the cost of solar power, using data science. We're in San Francisco.
Been reading Ribbonfarm since 2013, never joined the community before.
1. comparing production data streams from many solar projects in the same area lets us judge if power loss is due to equipment failure or weather, thus whether you need to send a repair truck or not
2. convincing banks that solar is a safer investment then they currently think it is (offering a guarantee on energy production). Then a solar developer can get cheaper loans or bigger loans.
At least, that's the premise of this startup. Happy to discuss further!
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