Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Center

Worcester, MA

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Business

Project Center

Worcester, MA

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