U.S. Department of Energy

SunShot Prize Rules

The SunShot Prize Rules explain, in detail, how to become a registered participant, install qualifying PV systems, and submit results for official review.

The Challenge

The SunShot Prize challenges solar innovators to reduce soft costs on a large scale. Winning teams will successfully deploy 5,000 small-scale (2-15 kilowatt) rooftop PV systems with non-hardware costs averaging $1/W during Phase I of the competition. Phase II, which is intended to assess the business sustainability of the winning teams, calls for the installation of an additional 1,000 qualifying systems.


For additional information about the SunShot Prize, read these questions and answers, or download here. Contact DOE at Sunshot.Prize@ee.doe.gov.

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