Renewables, Solar

Energy Department announces $19 million in funding to drive down solar costs

The U.S. Energy Department has announced $19 million in funding to reduce both hardware and non-hardware costs of solar and to drive greater solar deployment in the U.S. The funding is part of the department’s broader SunShot Initiative investments.

The Energy Department is making $10 million available through the ninth round of the SunShot Incubator program to support and accelerate advancements in solar energy hardware, reductions in soft costs such as permitting and installation and the development of pilot manufacturing process.

The department also announced the availability of $9 million for the Next Generation Photovoltaics III program that will work to increase photovoltaic efficiency while reducing costs, improving reliability and creating more secure and sustainable supply chains.

For more in information on applying to receive funding for both the Sunshot Incubator program and the Next Generation Photovoltaics III program, visit the departments Funding Opportunity Exchange website.

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