Lightyear Foundation Solar Panel App Challenge

Help us create an app for sharing information about electricity generated by solar panels.

As part of our education outreach programme, the Lightyear Foundation has been helping schools in Ghana build solar panel arrays.

For this challenge, we’d like your help in building an application that would enable solar panel users to calculate/record how much energy they are creating each day and to log that information to share with other solar panel users. Many of our users are “off the grid”, so we’d particularly welcome ideas for mobile apps using pre smartphone technology.

Drop by our table for a tour of our project and some ideas about what a “mySolar” citizen science application might look like to help you get started.