The American-Made Solar Challenge is a $3 million prize competition intended to accelerate and sustain solar innovation and address tough challenges facing the solar industry.  The competition enables the rapid development of technology by providing resources and support to entrepreneurs as they transform ideas into concepts and then into early-stage prototypes for industry testing.

The Challenge is intended to revitalize America’s solar manufacturing through a series of contests and the development of a powerful support network that leverages national labs, incubators, and other crucial resources: “By tapping into the nation’s unparalleled innovation ecosystem, and America’s innovative spirit, this competition helps reenergize American energy innovation and supports the growth of U.S. manufacturing.”

Channel Partner Network:

Innovation Corridor, Argonne National Lab, Brookhaven, Clean Energy Business Network, Clean Energy Trust, Clean Energy Venture Group, Duke University Energy Initiative, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Fermi, Fraunhofer, and Princeton Plasma Physics, among others.