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This week in sunny Anaheim, California, more than 800 solar industry leaders gathered for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit. The Summit, launched by the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, brings together the solar community to network, share ideas and develop strategies to make solar more affordable for American families and businesses.
At the peak of the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit, an all-star lineup of speakers kicked off the third day, jam-packed with discussions and idea-generating activities to help solve some of the toughest problems in solar energy.
The Energy Department today announced $10 million for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The projects will develop thermochemical energy storage systems to enable more efficient storage of solar energy while using less storage material, cutting the cost for utility-scale CSP electricity generation as a result. Also today, the Department released a new report highlighting the progress of five major CSP deployment projects that are already producing clean, renewable energy.
An energetic crowd of hundreds of leaders throughout the solar community gathered yesterday in southern California to kick off SunShot’s four-day summit and work together to generate ideas to tackle the SunShot grand challenge to make solar energy cost competitive in the United States by 2020.
To kick off the SunShot Initiative’s Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the Energy Department today announced SunShot Catalyst, a new prize competition to spur the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace.
Minh Le, director of the SunShot Initiative, participated in a live #SolarChat to discuss the Energy Department's robust solar success record and how SunShot is setting a new standard in public-private scientific research & development partnerships to advance our nation’s clean energy future. Le joined other solar community leaders to discuss SunShot’s vision for America’s solar future in advance of the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, California from May 18-22.
Seats are filling up fast and time is running out to confirm your attendance at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, CA from May 19-22. We kindly ask that all interested participants please register to attend the Summit by Friday, May 2.
In case you missed it, last Thursday’s White House Solar Champions of Change and Solar Summit shed a spotlight on all the amazing work that solar innovators around country are doing to speed deployment and make it faster, cheaper and easier to go solar! The progress made over the last three years toward the SunShot goals is something we are all excited about and in just four weeks, we look forward to welcoming the entire solar community to the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit 2014.
Are you interested in applying for a SunShot Initiative competitive award? Do you have questions about SunShot’s upcoming funding opportunities and priority focus areas? Learn all this and more at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, CA, May 19-22. Reserve your spot now.
Did you know that more than half of all solar cell efficiency records have been directly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)?
Only three years into the Department’s decade-long SunShot Initiative, the solar industry is already more than 60% of the way to achieving SunShot’s aggressive cost targets –$0.06 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for utility-scale PV solar electricity by 2020. Today, solar-generated electricity is now cost-competitive with traditional energy sources in several states, and costs continue to fall. So what’s next?
Preparations from the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review are well underway, and the SunShot team is busy lining up top-notch speakers, compelling panel sessions, and thoughtful discussions about the future of both the SunShot Initiative and of the solar industry. Check out some of our headlining speakers, and stay tuned for more agenda updates in the coming weeks.
Registration is now open for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review!
This year’s Summit will feature a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with over 800 thought leaders and members of the U.S. solar community. Registration includes:
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