Solar Node Operating System
To start with, please download the image file of the Solar Node operating system. The file can be
downloaded at this link:
After downloading, please write the image file onto the SD card using the open source software Balena
Etcher. You can download the software at this link:
After the installation is completed, insert the SD card into the reader and open Balena Etcher. Select the
image file (make sure it is unzipped first) and choose the device where you want to flash the image (SD
card). When done, click on the Flash! button. This process normally takes 20-30 minutes.
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After the flashing is completed, please remove the sd card and plug it into the Raspberry Pi.
Before continuing with the setup of the Solar Bankers Node, make sure that:
- The Power Bank is fully charged. To charge the device follow the instructions available in the
- Insert the MicroSD card into the Raspberry Pi and place the device into its case.
1. Connect the Raspberry Pi to the power bank
2. Connect the power bank to the solar panel.
You can see the wire connections on this schematic.
The panel requires direct sunlight to work. On average, 3-4 hours of direct sunlight per day will be
enough to run the Solar Bankers Node for 1 day. To verify that the Power Bank is charging correctly, check
the LEDs on it (if they are blinking, the panel is working correctly). With a full battery, the Solar
Bankers Node can run for 2 to 3 days without the need of external electricity. On cloudy days, you can
connect the Solar Bankers Node to the electrical socket using the Raspberry Pi Power Supply.
After the Raspberry Pi is connected to the power bank, the device will turn on and the operative system
will boot up. When the booting process is completed (2-3 minutes), you will be able to spot a new Wifi
network named ‘solarnode’. Connect to the ‘solarnode’ network using your smartphone or computer.
After your device is connected to the ‘solarnode’ network, open your preferred
browser and type http://10.42.0.1/
You will be redirected to the Solar Node configuration page. On this page, you can connect your Solar Node
to your personal Wifi network, type in your Solar Node credentials and enter your email address to receive
To do so, tap in on each button and fill in the required data. When you have correctly input all the data,
click on the Submit button. This will initiate a reboot of the Raspberry Pi. Wait for approximately 1
After the Solar Node has rebooted, connect again to the ‘solarnode’ wifi network and check your settings.
İf all the settings are correct, simply disconnect from the 'solarnode' wifi network. The configuration of your Solar Node is finally
completed and your device will connect to the Internet and start running immediately.
You can check the status of your Solar Node and redeem your coins from any device (laptop or mobile).
To do so, visit the url:
Type in your credentials and change the tag from ‘Run solarnode mode’ to ‘Check node status mode’. Finally
hit Login. You will be redirected to your account where you will be able to check what was the time of the
last reward and redeem your coins.