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.
Focus on CSP
The first solar hackathon is focused on concentrated solar power (CSP), namely – on devices concentrating solar light for further usage for generating electricity and heat. CSP is one of the technologies which holds the promise of solving the traditional issues of renewable energy – unpredictable generation of energy from renewable sources. Combining CSP with thermal energy storage modules allows to make energy available on demand around the clock while accumulating it at the time when the sunlight is abundant.
Part of EnergyTorrent construction set
We see CSP technologies as one of the components of the EnergyTorrent project which will allow everyone to use locally available renewable energy sources. CSP technology can be used in many diverse ways and combination – from generating thermal energy to generating electricity and co-generation.
Besides the core team organizing SunnyDay, several partners have already joined the event. Among them – Atmosfera.ua, KHakerSpace, Black Energy. We are now in active negotiation with a number of organizations willing to join the hackathon fun.
Updates are coming
This is just an initial announcement. We will soon announce the rules of the hackathon, open up registration. So, many great news are coming :)