Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Project Center

Worcester, MA


The growth of a local renewable energy market is major step towards reducing America's dependence on fossil fuels. YourEnergyOptions, Inc. aims to help jump start such a market in New England by fostering communication between local consumers, retailers, and installers using an online social networking website. Through interviews, email questionnaires, and a focus group we learned how potential users might use the site, and what features they would find useful. With this information we then produced a series of recommendations that could be implemented by YourEnergyOptions in order to help the site become a successful tool in encouraging a thriving local renewable energy market.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department