The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) funds solar energy research and development efforts in seven main categories: photovoltaics, concentrating solar-thermal power, systems integration, soft costs, manufacturing and competitiveness, equitable access to solar energy, and solar workforce development. The R&D projects funded by SETO aim to improve the affordability, performance, and value of solar technologies on the grid. Learn more about SETO’s goals here.
SETO Research Priorities and Highlights
Various publications from SETO explain the office’s activities, projects, and goals. Explore them below. Additionally, reports resulting from research projects can be found on the Office of Science and Technical Information (OSTI) website.