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Join SunShot and the solar industry’s brightest visionaries in Anaheim, California from May 19 – 22.
The 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review features a four-day agenda packed with opportunities to shape the future of the U.S. solar industry.
Building on the success of the first Grand Challenge Summit in 2012, this premier gathering will bring together more than 800 members of the solar community to review the progress made toward the SunShot goal and discuss the challenges ahead to make solar energy more affordable and widespread across America. Join SunShot-funded project teams, industry leaders, innovative researchers and scientists, and policymakers to celebrate the accomplishments across more than 300 SunShot-funded projects and discuss the path forward for the U.S. solar energy industry.
The SunShot Summit is a prime platform for solar leaders to think big about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry, and to gather inspiration for developing innovative solutions to these challenges.
About the SunShot Initiative
The SunShot Initiative drives research, manufacturing, and market solutions to make the abundant solar energy resources in the United States more affordable and accessible for Americans.
Since its launch in February 2011, the SunShot Initiative has funded more than 300 projects in the areas of photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power, soft costs (balance of systems-soft costs) ,systems integration, and tech to market. Only three years into the decade-long initiative, the solar industry is already more than 60 percent of the way to achieving SunShot’s cost target of $0.06 per kilowatt-hour for utility-scale PV.
A future in which the goals of the SunShot Initiative are met would ultimately benefit every American by:
- Making clean, low-cost, reliable solar energy available for home owners, communities, businesses, and government,
- Reducing emissions of greenhouse gas and other pollutants,
- Creating U.S. jobs through domestic solar manufacturing and distribution.