On Wednesday, April 24, at 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory will hold an informational webinar on the all-new Round 2 of the $3M Solar Prize. DOE’s Solar Prize Lead Victor Kane and NREL Prize Administrator Debbie Brodt-Giles will provide an overview of the goals and vision for the prize, followed by a summary of how to participate, leverage the American-Made Network, and prepare a successful submission. Register for the webinar.
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.
Each Solar Prize round will address tough problems facing the solar energy industry, spurring the next wave of solar technology innovations through three progressive challenges and cash incentives.
The potential for innovation is everywhere.
The Ready! Set! and Go! Contests are a kickstart for anyone - teams or individuals - to build connections, secure investments, and advance the best ideas.
To learn more about participation in the Solar Prize, read the full contest Rules.
The Solar Prize will reenergize American energy innovation by tapping the nation's unparalleled innovation ecosystem and America's competitive spirit by leveraging national labs, incubators, facilities and more.
Direct access to world-class resources and expertise.
The American-Made Network is designed to strengthen and scale critical connections to accelerate and sustain innovation.
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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.