The SunShot Initiative and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are hosting the SunShot Hackathon at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit, May 19-22 in Anaheim, California.
The 24-hour SunShot Hackathon, will take place from 5 p.m. on May 21 to 5 p.m. on May 22. The event, which is free for the first 50 registrants, is open to teams of programmers, product designers, media producers, software pros, and energy experts who will brainstorm and collaborate to build web and mobile apps aimed at accelerating adoption of solar technologies. Teams will develop these apps through application programming interfaces, or APIs, using energy data from NREL and several SunShot Incubator awardees, including Geostellar and Genability.
This collaboration will open new data sets in a unique public-private partnership and harness the innovative talent of the software community’s capabilities and resources—all focused on advancing solar technology in an exciting new way.
Register now to participate in the SunShot Hackathon. Contact SunShotSummit@ee.doe.gov with questions.
Teams are expected to form prior to the event and compete in any of the following categories:
BEST APP THAT MAKES GOING SOLAR FUN
This category is for the best mashup of APIs and datasets that help consumers, businesses, and utilities go solar with fun and engaging user experiences. This is open to all types of business solutions and installation methods.
BEST APP THAT MAKES SELLING SOLAR CHEAPER
This category is for the best mashup of APIs and datasets that help solar energy providers become price competitive and operationally lean. This app’s target users are solar developers, utilities, investors, and local jurisdictions.
BEST SOLAR MEDIA CAMPAIGN
This category is for the best use of datasets, APIs, visuals, and messaging for creating engaging, dynamics, and viral media campaigns that will accelerate the understanding and use of solar energy.