Sunshot Solar Energy Prize

OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE USA

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2014

The SunShot prize is a green technology competition with the most generous prizes!

Its aim is to “spur low-cost rooftop solar installations across the nation. Enabling dramatic reductions in the non-hardware costs”or ‘soft costs’ of solar is now the greatest challenge to achieving cost-competitive solar by 2020.”

Teams are invited to register to begin tracking their installations. Their aim will be to “successfully deploy 5,000 small-scale (2-15 kilowatt) rooftop PV systems with non-hardware costs averaging $1/W during Phase I of the competition.”

“Phase II, which is intended to assess business sustainability of the winning teams, calls for the installation of an additional 1,000 qualifying systems.”

“By setting an ambitious target, the SunShot Prize aims to spur novel public-private partnerships, original business models, and innovative approaches. By breaking a significant price barrier, the winners will demonstrate that solar energy is an affordable solution for millions of American families and businesses.”

FIRST PRIZE: $7,000,000

SECOND PRIZE: $2,000,000

THIRD PRIZE: $1,000,000

Enter the SunShot Solar Energy Prize