The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative is working to lower soft costs – such as permitting, customer acquisition, and operations – in order to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by 2020. Find out how you can help.
The SunShot Initiative has announced the eighth class of Incubator awardees, which include some of the solar industry’s best and brightest. This work supports SunShot’s goal to help American families and businesses switch to solar electricity by making it fully cost-competitive with non-renewable forms of electricity by the end of the decade.
We invite you to join us for The SunShot Initiative Grand Challenge: Summit and Technology Forum, where we will discuss our progress in driving down the cost of solar technologies, June 13–14, in Denver, Colorado.
John Lushetsky, Program Manager of the Solar Technologies Program at the Energy Department, shares his thoughts on the recent ribbon cutting event for the largest solar installation on a United States university campus.
Learning about the sun’s power is just as important as harnessing it. New solar panels to be installed on the rooftops of five Iowa middle schools will give students hands-on experience with the technology and help offset some energy costs.