December 1, 2021
In 2011, DOE awarded startup Alencon Systems $3 million to develop a utility-scale inverter system for solar PV plants. Since then, the company has manufactured its innovative product and is helping grow the domestic solar supply chain.
November 17, 2021
In 2018, Fend received $150,000, its first round of funding through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program, to prove that its idea for a low-cost, easily installed device that enhances the security of solar energy systems could work.
September 28, 2020
In 2017, a company called Fracsun received $150,000 in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding for its idea for solar cleaning.
February 20, 2020
“Solar in Your Community Challenge” Brings Solar—and Savings—to More Americans