The People’s Solar

Who: The People's Solar

When: June 2014

Where: Melbourne


The People’s Solar is a platform for delivering community-owned solar power. They are passionate about delivering social impact and positive outcomes for communities, with a focus on solar projects that address social inequality by creating opportunity, and that address food security concerns through capacity building. They love the local, clean energy economy, and want you to be part of it.

At the 2014 Melbourne Winter Hackathon they worked with RHoK to develop a prototype iPad application that could be used in schools and community centres to demonstrate energy savings from solar panels. The app was designed to be user friendly for kids aged 5 and above, and to help them understand how solar energy helped make the planet a better place.