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## PiGreenServer is up and running

I’ve finally finished the tests on the power supply for my @pigreencloud server based on a Raspberry PI and now, it’s up and running. I had to make some changes to my original project, in particular to the dimension of the solar panel (now I use a 50W 12v solar panel instead of the 20W I was going to use) and to the exposition angle (30° is better than 50° in winter), however the 6 March 2014 I switched on the system and it’s still alive.
I’ve also started a twitter account so if you’d like to follow the progress of this project you can become a @pigreencloud follower just by click on the button below:

The hardware and the math I used to build my first @pigreencloud node is described in my first post on this project. Now I would like to talk about the software which I’m using on the server to provide a small cloud service.

## _ personal cloud

The first target I’d like to achieve with this project is to build a personal cloud server powered by the sun, which can be autonomous with regard to the power supply and lasts forever.
From the hardware perspective I’ve already written two articles on the hardware I used and the power tests I made.

From the software perspective I chose GNU/Linux the as operating system and in particular a Raspbian: a Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. Then from the application side I chose to set up a cloud service build on top of BitTorrent Sync: secure, with no quota, without any fee and which does not need transfers before sharing.
For those of you who don’t know this software, I’ve embedded the following video to give a brief presentation from a users point of view.

It’s not difficult to install a Raspbian nor BTSync on a Raspberry Pi, but if you have problems you could go to the following links, which I used as reference:

## _ share the green

This is all you need to know to build a new @pigreencloud node, but if you want only to test my actual installation, you just need to install BitTorrent Sync on your device and add a new folder with the secret key below: this the folder where I’ve put some project photos and where I’ll share project related things.

Copy and paste this secret: BYJF6RISCSICO7UH2LRD3W4PNBWZP44L3
Or scan this QR code with your mobile device to connect sync folders: