New Logo

We have just updated our new logo as the previous one was a temporary one to illustrate our vision. The current one, while also being temporary, is a much more polished version of the previous one.

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New Soleco template & other updates

The Soleco template has been updated to v.1.1 (available here).

We have also re-organized the website to include our technology overview in the main page, to include some more detailed information about our target technologies in each category page (Energy, Water, Food, Waste and Transport), and created specific pages to explain the concepts and the changes made to our Soleco template and our Design Guidelines.

We have also reached 100 subscribers in our subreddit!

r/Oikosol in full steam

After a call to action to members of r/SelfSufficiency, our subreddit has grown to include 94 subscribers! We are now beginning the first discussions, getting to know our technical and passionate backgrounds and exchanging ideas and concepts. We look forward to see what we can achieve together!

OikoSol Technologies and Flows

We have recently created a comprehensive list of the technologies that we aim to develop at OikoSol, and how they inter-relate with one another to increase the self-sufficiency of a house. Feel free to share and to comment with more ideas on technologies that might be interesting to add.

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Instruction template and list of target technologies added

We have just updated our Contribute! page with the first instruction template (Soleco v.1) and a list of target technologies.

The Soleco template was inspired by IKEA’s instructions, with an added functionality of listing changes  done by contributors. Anyone can now take that template and start creating instructions for one of the target technologies (for example, a mini-wind turbine), submit it in our subreddit and enable others to improve on that design. Alternatively, you can submit an improved version of the Soleco template if you find that it’s lacking something important.

The list of target technologies is a temporary list of some of the key technologies that we find might be suitable to be open-sourced and integrated into existing houses. This list is a work-in-progress and will continue to be updated if someone suggests a technology we overlooked. The goal of these technologies on the list is to enable existing houses and apartments to gain more independence in their energy supply, their food supply, their water supply, their waste treatment and in their soft-transport habilities.