Round 4 Set! Demo Day

The American-Made Solar Prize Round 4 semifinalist teams have been working diligently over the past several months preparing their technologies for their first event: Set! Demo Day. Since learning of their status as Round 4 semifinalists in December 2020, these 20 teams have been developing proofs-of-concept, performing rigorous customer discovery processes, and cultivating a network of mentors and partners to help advance their technologies.

Now, these innovators will present their products in the hopes of becoming a Round 4 finalist.

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The Solar Prize team invites friends, family, peers, industry experts, and anyone interested in solar innovation to hear the semifinalists pitch their technologies in a live virtual setting and find out who moves on to the Go! Contest as a finalist. Events include:

  • Solar Prize Round 4 Set! Pitch Showcase, Friday, March 26, 1-5 p.m. ET: Teams present live pitches of their innovations to a panel of investors and a public audience in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week 2021, followed by a networking event.
  • Set! Demo Day Q&A Session, Thursday, April 8: Teams participate in a private Q&A session with a panel of expert reviewers.
  • Set! Demo Day Finalist Announcement, Friday, April 9, 2 p.m. ET: A live virtual event featuring U.S. Department of Energy leadership, guest speakers, and the announcement of finalist teams.

Tune in on April 9 to hear Energy Department leadership announce the 10 Round 4 finalists, each earning $100,000 in cash prizes and $75,000 in support vouchers, and moving on to the Go! Contest.

You won’t want to miss this exciting event!

Team Profiles and Video Pitches

Details on the Round 4 semifinalist teams and their technologies can be found below. View each team's video pitch, listed in alphabetical order. Contact details for each team is also available for those who are interested in reaching out for more information.