The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million prize competition designed to energize U.S. solar manufacturing through a series of contests and the development of a diverse and powerful support network that leverages national laboratories, energy incubators, and other resources across the country.
Congratulations to all of the finalists from the Set! Contest! These teams will be awarded both cash prizes and program vouchers for use at national laboratories and connector facilities. Round 1 Finalists and Semifinalists are eligible to compete in the Go! Contest.
|entry title (listed alphabetically)||team||location||subject area|
|Aerogel Insulated Solar Collector for Process Heat||AeroShield Materials||Hyde Park, MA||CSP|
|Boosting Energy Yield from Dusty Solar Panel||Superclean Glass||Stony Brook, NY||Photovoltaics|
|MORE POWER LESS DIRT||Pellucere Technologies||Houston, TX||Photovoltaics|
|NanoSpray: Low Cost Solutions for Back Contacts||NanoSpray||Brooklyn, NY||Photovoltaics|
|Rocking Solar Tracker||Rocking Solar||Monroe, OH||Photovoltaics|
|Roofing for the Sol||the r&d lab||Petaluma, CA||Photovoltaics|
|Room Temperature Metal Coating for CSP Mirror||Hawaii Innovation Laboratory||Honolulu, HI||CSP|
|Saving Solar Power||Energy for All||Elkridge, MD||Photovoltaics|
|Solar Panel with Heatsink||Cool Tech Solar||North Oaks, MN||Photovoltaics|
|Urban Energy Solar Canopy||Urban Energy||Brooklyn, NY||Photovoltaics|
The American-Made Solar Prize Round 4 teams worked hard to prepare the pitch of their technology at Set! Demo Day, revisit their innovations and progress.
Congratulations to all of the semifinalists from the Ready! Contest! Twenty teams across 12 states have been identified as eligible to compete in the next two rounds of the Prize competition. These teams will be awarded a cash prize and are now eligible to advance in the Set! and Go! Contests!
|entry title (listed alphabetically)||team location||subject area|
|Aerogel Insulated Solar Collector for Process Heat||Boston, MA||CSP|
|Artificial Intelligence Enabled Battery-Less Solar Hybrid Inverter||San Jose, CA||Systems Integration|
|Boosting Energy Yield from Dusty Solar Panel||Stony Brook, NY||Photovoltaics|
|Harnessing the Sun Using MV SiC Power Devices||Newtonville, NY||Systems Integration|
|Integrated Solar Power and Insulated Wall System||Easthampton, MA||Photovoltaics|
|Lightfoot - Solar Powered Vehicles||San Francisco, CA||Photovoltaics|
|MORE POWER LESS DIRT||Corvallis, OR||Photovoltaics|
|NanoSpray: Low Cost solutions for Back Contacts||Brooklyn, NY||Photovoltaics|
|Next-Gen Solar Roofing Product Collaboration||Highland, NY||Photovoltaics|
|PV Cost-Effective Eco-Friendly Recycling SPWR||Austin, TX||Photovoltaics|
|Rocking Solar Tracker||Mason, OH||Photovoltaics|
|Roofing for the Sol||Petaluma, CA||Photovoltaics|
|Room Temperature Metal Coating for CSP Mirror||Honolulu, HI||CSP|
|Saving Solar Power||Columbia, MD||Photovoltaics|
|Self Cleaning Solar Power||Boston, MA||Photovoltaics|
|Solar Air Wall||Merritt Island, FL||CSP|
|Solar Panel with Heatsink||North Oaks, MN||Photovoltaics|
|Stable and Scalable Perovskite Solar Cells||West Lafayette, IN||Photovoltaics|
|The Mighty Power System™||Monmouth County, NJ||Photovoltaics|
|Urban Energy Solar Canopy||Brooklyn, NY||Photovoltaics|
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