The idea of open-source energy technologies gets more and more support of the inhabitants of our small blue-green planet ;) . The two inventors of the Philippines – Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein (Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein) developed a “pocket” factory for printing small solar panels.
By providing our hackers a mirror or materials to experiment with solar concentrators you’ll help with making solar power more accessible
Not only technology
Sunny hakathon SunnyDay is not just a competition between teams of hackers to win the prize. It is not only tech creativity and work on the best concentration scheme.
The desire to share knowledge and skills, the results of work with others is at the heart of this project. Therefore, participants will publish the results of their work in the form of open-source schemes, instructions “How to…” and other documentation.
We will share our work with the whole world, because we believe that the possibility to freely use solar energy and energy democracy - is worth investing time and effort. We believe that over time, our present experiments will grow into new businesses, social and private projects. And everyone without any exception will be able to use the results of our work.
First Ukrainian solar technology hackathon SunnyDay invites hackers and renewable energy enthusiasts. All those who believe that their tech talents multiplied by joint efforts can make renewable energy closer to each dweller of the planet are invited. All those who are ready to take drills, angle grinders, welding machines and cutters in their hands, those who are not afraid to work with various tools and make practical experiments are invited to join us in Kyiv on June 21-23rd.
Since the last week EnergyTorrent along with Kharkiv-based KhackerSpace started joint effort to assemble a first steam engine. Mykola Khrystenko – one of the active participant of Kharkiv tech community is the leader of the project on the side of our Kharkiv partners.
Mykola Khrystenko along with a colleague works on the details of 3D printer in KHackerspace
Attention! The dates of the SunnyDay hackathon are changed for June 21-23. SunnyDay is now a part of European Sustainable Energy Week programme :)
A first Ukrainian solar hackathon will take place on June 6-8 2014 in Kyiv. A joint event by EnergyTorrent and Geek Workspace will gather hacker teams willing compete for the name of the best solar hacker team and a nice set of prises. Continue reading
It is already two weeks that EnergyTorrent is testing its first Stirling engine. We have given it dosens of testings and it seems to work pretty good. Here is a short video demostrating one of the first runs of our Stirling engine.
EnergyTorrent project has some good news!
Project EnergyTorrent recently arrived online in paralel with some hardware works. We will later update you on our first results on open source renewable energy hardware soon. Meanwhile, here is the presentation of the core ideas behind EnergyTorrent project: