Level 1 – Predict cloud coverage (October 7 – November 7, open for general and start-up edition)
Cloud coverage can cast over the solar farms in a few minutes and significantly bring down the power production. In this level, participants are invited to innovatively predict the percentage of total cloud coverage for the next upcoming intervals using the available weather and sky camera data. The hackathon teams can decide their own methodology to predict the cloud coverage in the sky. The submitted algorithm solutions will be evaluated based on the accuracy of the predictions. The 30 teams (20 from the general edition and 10 from the special start-up edition) with the highest scores will be shortlisted for the next level.
Level 2 – Solar farm power prediction (November 15 - 30, open for general and start-up edition)
After successfully predicting the cloud coverage, additional parameters will be shared with the 30 shortlisted teams so they can start working on level 2 challenge (more details coming soon).
The top 3 teams form the general edition will be awarded with monetary prizes. The 1-3 startups with the best pitches and highest-quality algorithm solutions will be selected to participate in the final phase of the challenge.
Level 3 – Solutions to reality (for the start-up edition only)
Maximum 3 selected winning start-ups with the best pitch and solution from level 2 will be awarded funding for developing their proof of concept and an opportunity to incubate their solutions with Shell GameChanger, Microsoft Incubation Hub and potentially with SINE (IIT-B) and NIRMAAN (IIT-M) . We will help set you up with the capital and technology you need to bring your solution to life.