In a recent article on Foreign Policy, Vaclav Smil explores the American tendency to use more energy per capita than citizens of almost any other country on the planet, without receiving any obvious benefits from this dramatic consumption. “The United States now faces the choice of curbing its energy appetite with deliberation, commitment, and foresight, […]
Simple Energy has raised $900,000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors, including David Calone, managing director of Jove Equity Partners, and Dean Mathew, the former director of Duke Energy’s VC arm, among others. The company says that the new funding will be used to further develop its product, add enhanced features and integration, […]
Recent TechStars Boulder graduate Simple Energy today closed on its oversubscribed seed round with $900,000 to build out its energy-saving social game platform. The early-stage investment will be used to expand Simple Energy’s programming team and to further develop the product with enhanced features and utility application integration.
Simple Energy helps utility companies engage and encourage customers in energy savings through an interactive social game platform where participants compete with their friends and neighbors for prizes such as gift cards, iPads, and even hybrid and electric cars.
Simple Energy has teamed up with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to help the utility engage its customers in energy conservation efforts. To accomplish this, Simple Energy is running an energy saver contest that offers a social gaming experience with real-world rewards. The contest is in collaboration with the White House’s recent smart grid announcement, which detailed a number of […]