Fossil fuels are finite and climate change problems are getting more important nowdays. That’s why there is a global trend to use renewable sources of energy. Solar power is a good alternative since sun is everywhere and it’s possible to build your own solar energy station in your backyard! Although it is simple thing to do, the main obstacle is the lack of knowledge about station design, power output from the sun and the affecting factors, and here comes our role. We have developed a game based on real statistical data to overcome this information gap and make people aware of solar energy. You will learn the benefits of solar electricity production and what energy consumption habits are best in an interactive and engaging way. User will know how environment affects solar energy and how to manage the resources by series of challenges and quests.
The main target audience of our game are people in their 20’s as the most active segment of society and children and teenagers to spread the knowledge and habits among them.
The game will be interesting because it is:
The rational usage of resources is the way to better future of our planet and society. Concentrating on alternative energy production S-Volt follows the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 7 (http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/energy/) and going to transform our world.
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.