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

SunShot Initiative

Photovoltaics

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aggressively supports development of low-cost, high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) technologies through the SunShot Initiative, which seeks to make solar electricity cost-competitive with other sources of energy by 2020.

The DOE SunShot Program advances PV efforts by:

Learn more about ways DOE is advancing concentrating solar power R&D, reducing grid integration costs and technology risks, and reducing soft costs associated with solar installations.