In conjunction with the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the SunShot Initiative is hosting a number of workshops for members of the solar community on Thursday, May 22 at the Hilton Anaheim, California. Workshops offer an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and discuss key issues for the solar industry. SunShot team members often take these discussions and workshop outcomes into consideration when developing new funding opportunity announcements.
As a follow up to a recent SunShot request for information, SunShot seeks additional input from the solar community on the design and implementation of a solar recognition program for communities who are making it faster, easier, and cheaper to go solar.
The Energy Department’s national labs welcome partnerships with industry, government, academia, small businesses, and nonprofits. This workshop will showcase the unique capabilities of the national labs and identify how they can be harnessed to achieve technical breakthroughs. A panel of representatives from the national labs will describe their respective lab’s core strengths and capabilities, and opportunities and accessibility to collaborate and work with industry to tackle challenges in solar energy. Following each of the presentations, panel members will field audience questions.
Women In Solar Breakfast, presented by the SunShot Initiative. The women of the SunShot Initiative invite you to join us for a unique opportunity for professional women in the solar community to hear our success stories and learn about opportunities for collaboration. We hope that connections made during this networking event will help strengthen the impact that women have in the solar energy industry. Our featured guest speaker will be ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy) director Dr. Cheryl Martin.
Find out how the Energy Department is working to improve the energy efficiency, design, construction and operation of high-performance commercial buildings through research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's new FLEXLAB, Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings.
As the hardware costs of solar have decreased significantly over the last decade, the non-hardware “soft costs” of solar – like permitting, installation, financing, and grid integration, among others – remain a major barrier to greater solar deployment in the U.S. and make up an increasingly larger fraction of the total cost of a solar energy system. SunShot invites big thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to share their big ideas to help address the challenges to greater solar deployment.
Join us to envision what solar technologies will compose the marketplace in 25 years. Will silicon PV still dominate, or will other technologies become more prominent? How much differentiation by sector segment will we see? Panelists will discuss their vision for the future of solar technology, as well as how this vision should affect research and development investments made today.