SAN LEANDRO — The city is holding a Solar Week, beginning Wednesday, April 29.
The celebration will include demonstrations of rapidly developing solar technologies.
“Climate change presents one of the most profound challenges of our time,” said San Leandro Mayor Diane Cutter in a release. “While climate change is a global problem, the most effective solutions are likely to be local,” she said.
The week starts Wednesday with the unveiling of a solar house design created by a team of Cal Poly students competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The competition is challenging collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. It takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zero Net Energy Center, 14600 Catalina St.
On Thursday, OSIsoft will hold its annual Users Conference at Union Square Hilton Hotel in San Francisco.
SfunCube will hold a thin film solar hack Friday. The design hackathon, open to everyone, is part of the Hanergy Thin-Film Solar Product Global Innovation Competition. The competition, which offers thousands in prizes, closes May 10. It also will be at the Zero Net Energy Center.
Saturday and Sunday, the smart City San Leandro Hack will focus on building a community vision and outlining steps toward building a smart energy grid supported by the city’s fiber optic loop. Sunday’s hackathon is full, but there is still room in Saturday’s session, which takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Zero Net Energy Center.
San Leandro Solar Week was developed by Derrick Lee, a young San Leandro entrepreneur and a leader in the maker movement. To register for one or more events, go to http://solarsanleandro.com or contact Lee at 510-676-5861 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All the events in San Leandro are free, but space is limited.