Greetings list -
Inspired by the great low powered server described on the lowtechmagazine
website, I'm interested in setting up a home solar powered server for my
personal website. I set up a webserver on a raspberry pi and made an
instructable about it
While I appreciate the need to accept some downtime, I wonder if folks on
this list have thought about strategies for federating solar powered
servers to share load? Up here in Denmark I have a great deal of daylight
at the moment - maybe 18 hours or so. If I could mirror other small sites,
and serve them when their hosts are low on batteries, I'd be happy to do
it. And I could use the same sort of help when winter comes.
I wonder if anyone here has considered creating a solar-energy load
balancing service. Members would get mirrorred in other member's locations,
and report their remaining battery capacity / charging status to the
balancer. The load balancer could then route requests to whoever has the
most charge / active sunlight at the moment. Or perhaps there is a strategy
that would use something like the bittorrent protocol to server websites?
Interesting in any thoughts you have. And thanks for making and sharing
such excellent documentation!