Energy Department Announces Funding for Solar Technologies

Last updated: 12 July 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to USD 45 million for research to advance solar hardware and systems integration, including the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernized electric grid.


The DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2021 Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator funding program will advance solar in two broad areas:

- systems integration: one USD 25 million award for grid-forming technologies, and 2-3 USD 6 million awards for integrated communication systems;

- hardware incubator: 6-12 USD 6 million awards for product development, and 1-4 USD 8 million awards for product development and demonstration

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