Infrared Street View Wins JUMP Competition
Concord Consortium senior scientist Charles Xie and his team's Infrared Street View proposal has won the JUMP Competition for new ideas in saving energy in homes based on smartphone technologies. The competition was sponsored jointly by CLEAResult, the largest provider of energy efficiency programs and services in North America, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a research division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Infrared Street View will be an infrared counterpart of Google's Street View. Leveraging smartphone technologies, Xie's new project plans to build a visual, 3D web of thermal data that provides a massive data set for governments and companies to assess the state of residential energy efficiency on an unprecedented scale.