December 1, 2021

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EERE Success Story—How Power Optimization Technology Research Built a Successful U.S. Business

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

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EERE Success Story — U.S. Solar Plants Fend Off Hackers with Low-Cost Cybersecurity Device

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

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EERE Success Story – The Plug-and-Play Device That Streamlines Solar Cleaning

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

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EERE Success Story — “Solar in Your Community Challenge” Brings Solar—and Savings—to More Americans

“Solar in Your Community Challenge” Brings Solar—and Savings—to More Americans