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 29, 2022
The Energy Department announced the fourth round of the Solar District Cup—a collegiate competition designed to design energy systems for a campus or urban district.
June 10, 2022
DOE selected 19 projects, with a total funding of $6 million, that will pursue innovative, targeted, early-stage ideas in solar energy research and development
June 6, 2022
DPA Invocation Will Boost American Production of the Critical Technologies Necessary to Lower Energy Costs, Support the Clean Energy Economy, and Strengthen National Security.
Biden Administration Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Initiative to Connect More Clean Energy to the Grid
May 31, 2022
The Biden Administration through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X).
May 24, 2022
SolSmart Awardees Will Help Communities Cut Red Tape For Solar Projects; Program Meets 2022 Goal to Add 60 New Communities, Including First Five In Puerto Rico
May 23, 2022
The Solar Forecast Arbiter is a first-of-its-kind platform that analyzes solar forecasts, comparing them against a standard so grid operators can better manage the amount of solar energy on the grid
May 18, 2022
Diverse Group of Entrepreneurs Receive $21.8 Million as part of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs
May 5, 2022
$8 Million in funding is available to study for the co-location of agriculture and solar energy.
April 27, 2022
The Administration through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a Request for Information seeking public input on the structure of a $2.3 billion formula grant program to strengthen and modernize America’s power grid.
April 22, 2022
Secretary Granholm Honors the People and Prizes Supercharging the Clean Energy Revolution Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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An Oklahoma Electric Cooperative community solar installation turned into an educational opportunity for local children and has sparked interest in solar throughout the community.Learn More
The Solar Energy Innovators Program has seen success in providing valuable real-world experience for fellows and provides institutions with capacity to implement ideas that support the clean energy transition.Learn More
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