The second round of the Solar Prize is now accepting competitors in the Ready! Contest through July 16, 2019.
The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million prize competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing 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.
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Congratulations to all of the semifinalists from the Ready! Contest! Twenty teams across 15 states have been identified from a pool of 167 submissions as eligible to compete in the next two rounds of the Prize competition. These teams will be awarded a cash prize and are now eligible to advance in the Set! and Go! Contests!
|entry title (listed alphabetically)||team location||subject area|
|Acoustic Cleaving of Gallium Arsenide for Next Generation PV||Tempe, AZ||Cell Concepts|
|ARAYSTAYS: Nothing Clips Like Python Grips!||Annapolis, MD||Module and Application Hardware|
|Configurable Current Cell—C3||Atlanta, GA||Cell Concepts|
|First Step Solar||Dearborn, MI||Devices|
|Game Changer: 1500 Volt Solar Power Converter||Charlotte, NC||Devices|
|High-Capacity 250 Kilowatt Silicon Carbide Solar String Inverter||Boulder, CO||Devices|
|Invisible Metal Contacts for Solar Cells||Los Angeles, CA||Cell Concepts|
|LEGOs of Solar for Portable, Plug & Play Power||Sioux Falls, SD||Module and Application Hardware|
|Omnisole (formerly SolarCube)||Worcester, MA||Module and Application Hardware|
|Perovskite + Silicon Tandem Product Prototype||Morgan Hill, CA||Cell Concepts|
|Phase3 Photovoltaics - Prefabricated Solar Systems||Portland, OR||Module and Application Hardware|
|Quick Lift PV System||Lowell, MA||Module and Application Hardware|
|Solar Guardian PV Connector||Albuquerque, NM||Devices|
|Solar SEED - Scalable Energy Empowerment Device||New York, NY||Devices|
|Solar Waves: Conserving Water and Solar Energy||Pleasant Hill, CA||Module and Application Hardware|
|Solid-State Protective Relay & Monitoring System||Austin, TX||Devices|
|SUNSPOT Solar Electric Cooking System||Germantown, MD||Module and Application Hardware|
|Three-port Silicon Carbide-based High Frequency Power Conversion System||Milwaukee, WI||Devices|
|Translucent Solar Panel for Greenhouse Farming||Vancouver, WA||Module and Application Hardware|
|Utility-Owned Battery and Inverter||Wenatchee, WA||Devices|
Are you a thinker, entrepreneur, facility or potential partner? Anyone with an innovative idea can help transform the solar industry through the American-Made Solar Prize.