Renewable Energy Farming Solution wins the Cleanergy Hackathon
Jul 27 2021
The winning team used the Internet of Things (IoT) to make renewable energy easily accessible to Lebanese farmers.
ReGen-R8, a portal for renewable energy for Lebanese farmers, won first place at the 2021 Berytech e-Hackathon, the second virtual hackathon focusing on clean technology organized by Berytech under the Cleanergy Program, supported by the Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Association of Energy Engineers- Lebanon Branch and with the support of HOLDAL Group.
Innovating, Hacking and Winning
The winning team used the Internet of Things (IoT) to make renewable energy easily accessible to Lebanese farmers. After analyzing data inputted by the farmer through the app, the platform computes the potential energy yield of both Solar PV electricity and BioGas and proposes a solution in the form of portable, modular power generation units for both Solar PV and BioGas generation that the farmer can lease. • The idea is dedicated to re-energizing the agricultural sector in Lebanon through relying on renewable energy. The ReGen-R8 team is now qualified to join the first Batch of the Cleanergy Accelerator Program, along with the winners of second and third place. The team won the first prize of $5,000, divided into a prize of $3,000 and a grant of $2,000 which they will receive to validate their solution during the first phase of the accelerator program.
The second prize winner, MOWEC (Mechanical Ocean Waves Energy Converter) won $4,000, divided into a prize of $2,000 and a grant of $2,000 during the accelerator program. MOWEC relies on the fact that sea waves are producers of clean energy and has built a solution that uses gravity force to collect the energy transferred by the waves • The third prize went to KANZ, a $1,000 prize for their recyclable-pickup app solution based on the “cash for trash” concept rewarding users with eCommerce points, transferrable to popular eCommerce platforms.