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The American-Made Solar Prize is a multimillion-dollar prize competition designed to energize U.S. solar innovation through a series of contests and the development of a diverse and powerful support network that leverages national laboratories, energy incubators, and other resources across the country.

As the flagstone prize in the American-Made program, the Solar Prize has awarded over $15 million in prizes to entrepreneurs across the country since its inception in 2018.

Round 6

The Solar Prize Round 6 launched in June 2022 and will conclude in September 2023. Round 6 also offers participants the option to compete in a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Contest, which offers additional cash prizes for technologies that consider and incorporate environmental justice principles. A total of $3 million in cash prizes, $900,000 in support vouchers, and $200,000 in optional JEDI Contest prizes are being awarded throughout the competition.

Check back for updates on the Solar Prize Round 6 results.

Round 5: Hardware Track

The Solar Prize Round 5 launched in June 2021 and will conclude in September 2022. The fifth round of the Solar Prize is designed to spur more solar innovation than ever before by splitting participants into two separate technology-focused tracks: the Hardware Track and Software Track. A total of $3 million in cash prizes and $900,000 in support vouchers are being awarded throughout the competition.

Round 5: Software Track

The Solar Prize Round 5 launched in June 2021 and will conclude in September 2022. The fifth round of the Solar Prize is designed to spur more solar innovation than ever before by splitting participants into two separate technology-focused tracks: the Hardware Track and Software Track. The Software Track also offers participants the option to compete in a JEDI Contest, which offers additional cash prizes for technologies that consider and incorporate environmental justice principles. A total of $1.6 million in cash prizes, $100,000 in support vouchers, and $300,000 in JEDI Contest prizes are being awarded throughout the competition.

Round 4

The Solar Prize Round 4 launched in July 2020 and concluded in September 2021. A total of $3 million in cash prizes and $900,000 in support vouchers was awarded throughout the competition.

Round 3

The Solar Prize Round 3 launched in September 2019 and concluded in December 2020. A total of $3 million in cash prizes and $900,000 in support vouchers was awarded throughout the competition.

Round 2

The Solar Prize Round 2 launched in March 2019 and concluded in August 2019. A total of $3 million in cash prizes and $900,000 in support vouchers was awarded throughout the competition.

Round 1

The Solar Prize Round 1 launched in February 2018 and concluded in September 2019. A total of $3 million in cash prizes and $900,000 in support vouchers was awarded throughout the competition.