OREANDA-NEWS. Fortum invites start-ups, software developers and service designers to apply to take part in the “Hack the Solar” hackathon on 21–23 October.

The event will bring together the brightest minds to improve the solar panel purchasing process, delivery and customer experience for home-owners.  We are inviting teams of 2-3 people to join the challenge and create proof-of-concepts of digital services.

“In everything we do at Fortum, the customer is always in the centre, and in the Fortum strategy cooperation with start-ups has an increasingly important role in innovating both new technologies and business models. These are the reasons why we are opening our data to software developers and service designers in our #HackTheSolar hackathon,” says Timo Liiri, Fortum’s Head of Products and Delivery.
During the hackathon, participants will ideate and develop solutions for four areas: 1) becoming familiar with solar; 2) from installation of solar panels to a seamless service experience; 3) from solar panel product ownership to Fortum living service experience; and 4) new digital solutions.