Time is money and anticipating failures in wind turbines reduces the maintenance and production due to unavailability - paving the way for lower, levelized costs of clean energy. How many failures can you anticipate? The team who detects the most early stage failures will enable the highest cost savings. If a team can do this as well as visualise the data presented to them, they will be named the winner of the challenge.
We are moving towards a decentralised energy system with renewable energy production, storage and consumers. The increasing system complexity leads to increased demand to monitor and control the grid as well as the market participants to balance the energy system. Our current systems are heavily challenged by this development. During the HTW the challenge is to build an application on the Ethereum blockchain, optimise and visualise the running system.
Like last year we are partnering up with some of the industry leaders to make sure you have what you’ll need to create the solutions that we are looking for. For this event we will provide you with:
Data sets (Time series data for production, consumption, energy prices, etc.).
Sensor data from wind turbines consisting of data from 4 different elements
Ethereum Network, Ethereum Client for smart contract development, Client for Front End.
Who are we looking for?
As an entrepreneur, you know what it takes to launch a company.
You have the secret sauce that transforms ideas into products.
Big data is your jam. And your peanut butter.
Your analytical skills are unparalleled.
You can make any contract smart.
Wind Energy Experts
As a wind whisperer, you know what the wind industry needs.
Welcome & Opening
Lunch & Team formation
Workshop: 'How to Pitch'
End of Work
Science Fair Judging
Jury Deliberation & Challenge finalists announcement
Final Demos - Finalists only
Lunch, Closing Cocktail & Jury Deliberation
Winner Announcements at the exhibition
Final Demos & Networking at the exhibition
Hack the Wind 2017
Want to see what we did last year?
Check out the video below!!
Messeplatz 1 - 20357 Hamburg (Germany)
Take the East Entrance to access hackathon area (situated next to conference halls)
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