The U.S. Department of Energy solar incubator program, aiming to nurture breakthrough technologies, gives out is seventh round of grants.
The DOE-sponsored “Race for the Rooftops” competition is looking for teams to install solar at $1/watt for non-hardware costs – and fast.
The U.S. Department of Energy talks up its most recent SunShot Incubator funding round, which looks to support start ups in reducing costs and barriers to affordable solar energy systems.
Solar Mosaic, with new venture funding and a grant from the Obama administration, could be ushering in a new era of crowdfunded renewable energy development.
“American’s Most Affordable Rooftop Solar” offers a $7 million prize to the first team to install 5,000 systems at $2 per watt, plus $3 million for runners-up.
A total of $7.5 million of research grants will go towards pushing down the cost of utility-scale solar in the U.S, it was announced recently.
The U.S. Department of Energy announces $12 million in funding for its SunShot Incubator, which supports the commercialization of solar energy technologies.