On May 19-22, 2014, in Anaheim, California, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) gathering brought together more than 800 members of the solar community to review the progress made toward the SunShot goal and discuss the challenges ahead to make solar energy more affordable and widespread across America. SunShot-funded project teams, industry leaders, innovative researchers and scientists, and policymakers celebrated the accomplishments across more than 300 SunShot-funded projects and discussed the path forward for the U.S. solar energy industry. At the time of the Summit in 2014, only three years into the decade-long initiative, the solar industry was more than 60 percent of the way to achieving SunShot’s cost target of $0.06 per kilowatt-hour for utility-scale PV.

The 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review featured a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with other thought leaders in the U.S. solar community.

About the Event

Plenary Sessions and Keynote Speakers – Top leaders from the business, research, and energy policymaking communities provided unique perspectives on the future of the U.S. solar energy industry.

Grand Challenge Breakout Sessions – Solar industry leaders and subject matter experts across 16 breakout sessions provide insights and perspectives on the “grand challenges” to achieve the SunShot 2020 affordability goal in order to speed deployment, enable growth of the U.S. solar market, and deliver affordable and accessible solar energy to all Americans.

SunShot Workshops – Focused workshops and discussions will provide an opportunity for stakeholder feedback across various high-impact areas in DOE’s solar energy project portfolio, and to identify the barriers and opportunities associated with SunShot’s goals.

Peer Review – SunShot awardee projects and SunShot portfolio were evaluated by independent peer reviewers.

Technology Forum – Event attendees had a unique opportunity to view interactive technology demonstrations and poster displays from SunShot awardees, foster new partnerships with innovators in the solar industry, and walk away with a comprehensive update on the latest in solar research and development.


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SunShot Portfolio Presentations

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