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
September 16, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the winners of the American-Made Solar Prize Round 4, a $3 million competition designed to increase U.S. solar manufacturing competitiveness.
September 13, 2021
U.S. Department of Energy today released two requests for information seeking input on pathways to use solar energy to decarbonize industrial processes and on impacts of large-scale solar plants on wildlife and ecosystems.
Open Letter to American Mayors from Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm Speeding Solar Energy Deployment in Your Community
September 11, 2021
Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm wrote a letter to mayors across the United States to encourage the adoption of SolarAPP+ to aid in speeding up solar energy deployment.
September 8, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Solar Futures Study detailing the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid.
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