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Episode #76: Renewable Python

Published Thurs, Sep 15, 2016, recorded Mon, Sep 12, 2016.


Even with solar panels on your roof, it’s possible that your home is still being powered by fossil fuels. Climate innovator and Python developer Anna Schneider is trying to change that. At her company WattTime, consumers can source the cleanest energy available on the grid.

In this episode of Talk Python To Me, I talk to Anna about how Python powers WattTime, some popular open-source projects focused on renewable energy, and a few other Python based renewable energy startups.

Links from the show:

Anna on twitter: @windupanna
WattTime on twitter: @wattTime
WattTime web: watttime.org
What can a technologist do about climate change:
worrydream.com/ClimateChange
DjangoCon US 2016 - Django for IOT: From Hackathon to Production:
youtube.com/watch?v=yv9xKEN4rXg
OSS projects at WattTime: github.com/WattTime
pyiso project: github.com/WattTime/pyiso

Python-based startups:
utilityapi.com
sighten.io
folsomlabs.com
energysage.com

Problem: duck curve:
greentechmedia.com/articles/read/californias-duck-curve-will-encourage-innovation

Other open source projects:
github.com/cigroup-ol/windml
github.com/pvlib/pvlib-python

Real-time power production data sets for many European countries:
jaspervis.wordpress.com
Python implementation of OpenADR standard for automated demand response:
github.com/EnerNOC/oadr2-ven-python

Energy-focused startup incubators/accelerators:
Powerhouse in Oakland
ACRE in NYC
Greentown Labs in Boston
Energy Foundry in Chicago
1776 in DC

PyPI package retrying: pypi.org/project/retrying

Nonprofit solar companies both are hiring CTOs:
re-volv.org/about-us/jobs
solstice.us/career

Portland 100% renewable energy program:
portlandgeneral.com/residential/power-choices/renewable-power/choose-renewable



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Anna Schneider
Anna Schneider
Anna Schneider, PhD is co-founder and CTO at WattTime, a nonprofit that fights climate change with Python by connecting real-time power grid data to the Internet of Things. She's spoken at DjangoCon about Django for IoT, at Pyladies about the Unconscious Bias Project, and at science conferences about the biophysics of photosynthesis.


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