The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) funds research and development in three technology areas: photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), and systems integration with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and domestic benefit of solar technologies on the grid. Learn more about the office's work at our next stakeholder webinar on August 19, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET.
Solar Energy Technologies Office Newsletter
July 20, 2021
Awards were made to a diverse set of small businesses working on advanced scientific tools and clean, secure energy for the American people.
DOE Kicks Off 'Summer of Solar 2021' With Tool That Fast-Tracks Solar Power For Communities Nationwide
July 15, 2021
SolarAPP+ Slashes Wait Times for Installation Permits From 20 Days to Zero, DOE Challenges 125 Municipalities to Sign Up for SolarAPP+ Before Summer Ends
June 28, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are seeking leadership to manage a new consortium launched through the $20 million Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Accelerator Program.
June 24, 2021
The North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS) assesses opportunities to modernize and decarbonize the North American power system through the integrated planning and operation of generation and transmission infrastructures to meet end-use demand.
If you’re thinking about replacing your roof, considering adding solar at the same time. NREL researchers estimate that when done together, the average savings could amount to $4,000.Learn More
Learn how Energy Materials Corporation (EMC) has been developing a low-cost process to manufacture perovskite photovoltaic (PV) modules.Learn More