To register for the April 2015 SfunCube Solar Hackathon, please visit the 2015 site.

The SfunCube Solar Hackathon brings innovative programmers, hardcore designers, and brilliant business minds together for 36 hours to develop ways to accelerate solar adoption. Participants will build web-based solutions to make it easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable for people to power their lives with sunshine. At the Solar Hackathon you can:

  • Meet: Get to know people with similar interests, form teams, and bring your idea to life!
  • Network: Hangout with industry leaders from the solar world. You don't have to know solar to participate because we will have the industry experts there when you need them.
  • Have fun: Do what you enjoy while simultaneously contributing to a positive environmental impact! Food and DJ included!

For more details about SfunCube and the Hackathon:

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,000 in prizes

Best Overall App

Best User Experience

Best Technical Accomplishment

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


No minimum - 5 max  


You can submit at anytime prior to the deadline once the hackathon begins. Be sure to include the following:

  1. A team icon, image, or logo
  2. A 15 second video summarizing your submission
  3. Supporting materials: app, website etc. 
  4. Prepare a 2 minute overview for the judges

How to enter

  1. Purchase $20 ticket through Eventbrite:
  2. Register with ChallengePost
  3. Show up to SfunCube Sept 13-15 ready to be part of a team and hack away!

Location: 55 Harrison St, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94607 (Jack London Square)


Brandon Hurlbut

Brandon Hurlbut
Former Chief of Staff, Department of Energy

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm
Former Governor of Michigan

Chris Martin

Chris Martin
VP of Engineering, Pandora

Krys Freeman (MENTOR)

Krys Freeman (MENTOR)

Tony Bako (MENTOR)

Tony Bako (MENTOR)

Sloane Morgan (MENTOR)

Sloane Morgan (MENTOR)

Oliver Jerphagnon (MENTOR)

Oliver Jerphagnon (MENTOR)
PowWow Energy

Judging Criteria

  • Mission
    How well does the application address the goals defined for this challenge?
  • Quality
    How creative, innovative, interesting, and unique is the application in meeting contest requirements?
  • Implementation
    How well is the idea executed by the developer and how well is the app integrated with potential customers or systems?
  • User Experience
    Includes design, user functionality, graphics, typography, ease of use, and visual aesthetic
  • Potential Impact
    To what extent will the submission impact the solar industry?

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