09/29/2011

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Shwetak Patel wants to help you conserve energy in your home. A professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, Patel is also a 2011 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the "Genius Grant") for his work developing sophisticated, user-friendly energy sensors for homes and offices.

 

Patel's unique technology uses advanced algorithms to determine how much energy each household device is consuming by picking up their individual activity patterns.

 

 

 

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What does it take to build a solar village, where homes not only are designed to create more energy than they use but are comfortable and cool to look at, too?  

Some 19 student teams found out this past weekend as they began installing their entries to the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.  

 

   

 

 

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2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

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