This weekend concluded the first Cleanweb Solar Hackathon hosted by Sungevity in Oakland. Developers, programmers, and business types all collaberated to create teams that competed against one another to build applications that made solar power easy, efficient and a part of our daily lives. To kick things off, the audience heard words of encouragement for Sungevity Founder, Danny Kennedy, Cleanweb Co-Founder, Blake Burris and Oakland Mayor, Mayor Jean Quan.
Members of Genability were represented by Team SunnyAndShare. Their application would help condo owners and tenants assess the benefit of subscribing to an interest in a solar system on their building; as more people sign-up, the bigger the system and the lower the cost. SunnyAndShare received an honorable mention from the judges for solving a great problem.
Here are a few apps that we liked that used Genability’s APIs:
Taking top prize and the title of Best Overall App: Sunri.de -this application helped electric vehicle dealers show their customers their potential savings from purchasing an Electric Vehicle and Solar System with point-of-sale reports for EV+Home Solar PV.
Winning the award for Best Technical Accomplishment: Kijani -this web app visualized your energy consumption and production in real-time. It shows you how much energy your various appliances are consuming relative to how much solar power you are generating at any given time of the day.
Great job to all the teams that participated this weekend!