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May 22, 2014
Solar Community Comes Out in Full Force for SunShot Grand Challenge Summit

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.

May 21, 2014
Ali Zaidi, Deputy Director for Energy Policy, The White House Domestic Policy Council delivers keynote at the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit. | Photo courtesy of the SunShot Initiative.
The Final 40%: SunShot charges forward to tackle solar challenges!

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.

May 21, 2014
Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

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.

May 20, 2014
Opening Day at SunShot Summit 2014

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.

May 20, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

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.

May 13, 2014
#SolarChat 5/7/14 Recap: The SunShot Vision: 2020 & Beyond

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.

May 9, 2014
SunShot Summit Registration Closes May 9

As a reminder, online registration for the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit closes Friday, May 9. We kindly ask that all interested participants please register by the deadline.

May 8, 2014
SunShot Announces 24-Hour Solar Data Hackathon

SunShot will host a 24-hour solar data hackathon at the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit. Learn more over at the EERE blog and register here

May 2, 2014
SunShot Announces Final Program for 2014 Summit

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.

April 23, 2014
White House Spotlights Solar Innovation as Summit Registration Continues

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. 

April 14, 2014
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Media Invitation: 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review

Members of the media are invited to attend the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative’s 2014 Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review in Anaheim, California from May 19-22, 2014.

April 14, 2014
Summit Attendees to Learn About SunShot Funding Opportunities and More

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.

April 9, 2014
Full Breakout Session Lineup for 2014 SunShot Summit

SunShot is pleased to announce its lineup of Grand Challenge Breakout Sessions for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review. See the full event agenda here.

 

 

 

April 8, 2014
SunShot Grand Challenge Summit Breakout Sessions Announced

The 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit is only six weeks away! SunShot is excited to announce our thought-provoking lineup of Grand Challenge Breakout Sessions.

March 28, 2014
SunShot Summit to be Featured in May 7th #SolarChat

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?

March 24, 2014
SunShot Announces Speakers for 2014 Summit

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.

March 10, 2014
Summit Registration Now Open!

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:

February 27, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio, How to Use DOE’s Newest Facilities, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. View this week's webinars.

February 16, 2014
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Summit Location Announced: Hilton Anaheim, California

The 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit will be held at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California from May 19-22.

Hilton Anaheim
777 W Convention Way
Anaheim, California, 92802
Phone: 714-750-4321

January 9, 2014
Save the Date: 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit, May 19-22, Anaheim, CA

The SunShot Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host the second 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review from May 19-22 in Anaheim, California.