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Soft Costs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative accelerates the adoption of solar energy technologies in the marketplace. In support of SunShot Initiative goals, the solar office partners with manufacturers, communities, universities, utilities, and other stakeholders to:

These focus areas ensure that solar energy systems continue to become more affordable and accessible for Americans.

Current Efforts

DOE issues competitive solicitations to fund a range of projects that target the non-hardware, or soft costs of solar. Awardees are working through the following programs to advance the SunShot mission:

Find a full list of SunShot's soft costs projects and learn more about the soft costs subprogram in the 2014 SunShot Initiative Portfolio Book.