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.
Solar Energy Technologies Office Newsletter
June 10, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy announced $5 million for the American-Made Solar Prize Round 5, and announced a new tool that connects innovators.
May 19, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office issued a request for information to gather stakeholder input on sustainable, cost-effective end-of-life practices for photovoltaic (PV) systems.
May 12, 2021
SETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan features 16 specific goals spanning the office’s five research areas: photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power, systems integration, soft cost reduction, and manufacturing and competitiveness.
May 4, 2021
New efforts include $15.5 million to tackle barriers to solar deployment, increased focus on expanding clean energy access to low- and moderate-income communities and fostering a diverse solar workforce,
Learn how Energy Materials Corporation (EMC) has been developing a low-cost process to manufacture perovskite photovoltaic (PV) modules.Learn More