Libre Solar - Open Renewable Energy Hardware

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Description Within the Libre Solar project we are developing components for a renewable energy system based on open source hardware electronics. The future vision is to combine the components to a smart and open DC nanogrid for off-grid energy supply or as an extension to the conventional AC grid.
Tags oshw, renewable energy, open hardware, can bus, mppt, battery management, libre solar
Person organizing Martinj
Language en - English
en - English
Duration 5
Desired session Day 4
Desired timeframe middle


Clean energy from renewable sources should be accessible for everyone. Otherwise, how should we ever manage to limit global warming?

Unfortunately, the energy supply of most countries is still controlled by some few large fossil fuel companies which try everything to keep the status quo. Their large coal and nuclear power plants should be replaced by millions of small, decentralized renewable energy generators.

Our mission is to help reclaiming the energy supply using affordable renewable energy solutions based on open source hardware.

The primary focus of Libre Solar is solar electricity generation and storage. Accordingly, the initial open source hardware projects are a MPPT charge controller and a battery management system for Lithium ion batteries.