Sopogy Inc. has announced SopoApps 2008, a design skills contest for HVAC, plumbing and solar engineers. The contest challenges engineers to design practical installations using MicroCSP solar technologies in 10 categories. All designs submitted to the contest will be open-sourced and posted online at SopoApps.com.
The contest period began on August 4 and runs through October 1. Judging will be conducted by an independent panel of industry experts. Key factors in judging include production efficiency, cost, completeness and best overall design.
A reception will be held at Solar Power International 2008 in San Diego, where the winners will be announced. Top winners in each of the 10 categories will receive $5,000.