U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

SunShot Initiative

Dish Engine

DOE funds solar research and development (R&D) in dish/engine systems as one of four concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. CSP dish engines, which provide high solar concentration and are in use globally, currently hold the world record for solar-to-electric system efficiency at 31.4%. The SunShot Initiative funds (R&D) on dish/engine systems and related aspects within the industry, national laboratories and universities to meet the SunShot goals. An extensive set of core capabilities at the national laboratories support the R&D endeavors.

Industry Awards

National Laboratory Awards

University Awards

Core Capabilities

Learn about other DOE competitive awards for concentrating solar power research that are in progress.