The Solar Energy Technologies Office supports early-stage research and development in the technology areas of photovoltaics, concentrating solar-thermal power, and systems integration with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. Learn more about the SETO FY2019 Funding Opportunity that will help achieve the office’s goals.
Solar Energy Technologies Office
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Phase I Innovation ProjectsLearn More
American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from EERE with Phase 1 Release II selections
Energy Department Selects Five Winning Teams for Solar in Your Community Challenge PrizesLearn More
DOE announces winners of Solar In Your Community Challenge, a competition aiming to advance affordable solar solutions in underserved communities.
Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research ProjectLearn More
Projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
Department of Energy Selects $36 Million to Advance Solar Energy IntegrationLearn More
Projects will help advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.
Department of Energy Launches Round Two of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing PrizeLearn More
Energy Department launches second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
Innovators Selected to Advance in Competition Designed to Boost Solar ManufacturingLearn More
A group of 20 teams will advance to the next stage in the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
EERE Success Story—Material Mash-Up Could Increase Efficiency of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power PlantsLearn More
A new metal composite for heat exchangers could improve energy conversion and cut costs in CSP plants.
DOE Announces $40 Million for Grid Modernization InitiativeLearn More
Funding will go toward innovations and technologies designed to increase the resilience, reliability and security of an integrated grid.
Research Helps Texas Renewables Work Better TogetherLearn More
New NREL research will help ERCOT better manage its solar power and integrate it with the 20 gigawatts of wind capacity already installed in the state
Solar as the Solution: 3 Ways Solar Can Step Up its Grid Services GameLearn More
Solar energy provides as much as 15% of generation on the grid in some states, solar energy can provide grid services to maintain system balance.
Extending Solar Energy System Lifetime with Power ElectronicsLearn More
Power electronics are essential to the safe and efficient operation of solar PV systems, serving as a critical gateway between solar and the grid.
Concentrating Solar Power Could Provide the Flexibility and Reliability the U.S. Electric Grid NeedsLearn More
Developments in concentrating solar thermal power could improve grid flexibility by unlocking new choices to better meet grid operator needs.
Confronting the Duck Curve: How to Address Over-Generation of Solar EnergyLearn More
Energy Department research is taming the duck curve by helping utilities better balance energy supply and demand on the grid.
New Solar Collector Tech Could Lower Costs for Concentrating Solar PowerLearn More
For the first time ever, ganged heliostats could be a viable option for new concentrating solar power systems.
Step by Step: How SunShot Influences the “Going Solar” ProcessLearn More
Should I make the leap to solar energy? Is my home suitable for solar? Does it make financial sense to go solar? Who should I go to for installation?
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