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 about the office’s latest work in the quarterly stakeholder webinar that was held on July 26, 2019.
Solar Energy Technologies Office
Provide Your Insights on Strategic Planning for Solar Grid IntegrationLearn More
SETO issued a request for information (RFI) to help address the impacts of increased solar integration on the electric grid.
EERE Success Story — National Lab Achieves World’s Most Accurate Silicon Module Performance MeasurementsLearn More
DOE's NREL is one of a select few accredited labs in the world that measure and rate solar PV module performance.
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $43.6 Million for Phase II Innovation ProjectsLearn More
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from the Energy Department's EERE Small Business Innovation Research program.
Solar Energy Technologies Office Announces New Job OpeningsLearn More
Our office is hiring multiple solar energy technology managers.
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.
New Solar Design Competition Announced: Solar District CupLearn More
Universities and community colleges can join the inaugural DOE Solar District Cup, to re-imagine how solar energy is generated, managed, and used.
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.
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