PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), is sponsoring the SfunCube Solar Hackathon 2015 in Oakland, Calif., on April 17-18. The hackathon, taking place at the SfunCube Solar Incubator + Accelerator, brings together savvy developers, talented designers and business experts to create innovative solutions that accelerate the broad adoption of solar energy usage around the globe.
“We are excited to sponsor the SfunCube Solar Hackathon because it serves as an excellent venue to share our software and business insights with like-minded people who wish to have a positive impact on our planet,” said Ilén Zazueta-Hall, product management director of Enphase. “By providing a fun environment that encourages exploration, the SfunCube Hackathon is the perfect networking venue for solar energy enthusiasts.”
The challenge areas for this year’s SfunCube Solar Hackathon will be software, finance and design. Enphase encourages participants to design an application that educates solar energy users about the benefits of solar power generation; these benefits can be societal, environmental or financial.
The Enphase sponsorship will underwrite some of the costs of organizing and hosting the event, and the company will make live data accessible to hackathon teams. Enphase will provide open application programming interfaces (APIs) that directly connect to the homes of volunteer Enphase employees who have agreed to share access to their photovoltaic (PV) arrays.
“SfunCube is thrilled to have Enphase as a sponsor of this year’s Solar Hackathon,” said Emily Kirsch, cofounder and CEO of SfunCube. “As a leader in microinverters and data analytics, Enphase brings the kind of sophistication hackers can leverage to build innovative solar solutions for everyone under the sun.”
Powerhive and Utility API are two examples of successful solar startups that emerged from previous SfunCube Solar Hackathons. To encourage broad community participation, SfunCube has taken great care to extend invitations to the event to the local community, inspiring both new and veteran participants to join.
Participants are encouraged to sign up for the hackathon on the SfunCube Eventbrite page and follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #hackthesun. The winners of the hackathon challenges will be announced at the end of the event on April 18 and must be in attendance to win. Tickets for viewing the pitches and awards are available on Eventbrite, and a few tickets for developers and designers are also available while they last.
About Enphase Energy, Inc.
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