Kharkiv team Hooli won the SunnyDay Challenge competition, reports Status Quo (RU).
From August 1, the team began to work on the creation of an open-source solar power supply and plans to demonstrate it at the end of August during a special presentation event.
The aim of the SunnyDay Challenge was to develop and produce the first Ukrainian open-source CSP-power plant (Concentrated Solar Power) for households. To encourage creative and skillful engineers, to contribute to the development of such an open-source solution, organizers set up a $2,500 award for the best design (and implementation) of such CSP solution.
The development goes on in the DIT mode (Design-It-Together). Results will be published under open source license at wiki.energytorrent.org, so everyone can use them.
According to SunnyDay, team Hooli includes participants related to KhackerSpace – Nikolai Khristenko, Maxim Losev, Yuriy Karelin, Andrey Kornienko. The team asks to bring unnecessary air conditioners, turbines and units to them: all this will be useful in the creation of solar power.
BACKGROUND: CSP technologies generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small area.
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