SunShot Initiative

Achieving DoE's SunShot Goals Could Dramatically Reduce the Costs and Benefits of EPA's Climate Rule

November 4, 2014 by Noah Kaufman

EPA Climate Rule Costs and Benefits

If the overall costs of solar energy continue to fall as they have in the past, then claims about the substantial costs or the emissions reductions due to the Environmental Protection Agency 's new power plant greenhouse gas rule are almost certainly overblown.[read more]

SunShot Energy Experts on the Future of Solar Energy Finance

May 29, 2014 by Herman Trabish

SunShot and Solar Finance

Can distributed solar continue to grow in the U.S. when the ITC ratchets down and net energy metering gets trimmed? GTM Research VP Shayle Kann explored solar finance scenarios with the experts at last week's DOE SunShot Summit in Anaheim, California.[read more]

Innovation through Coordination: DOE Should Create a BatteryShot Initiative

July 1, 2011 by Matthew Stepp

  Earlier this year the Department of Energy (DOE) started the SunShot Initiative – an inter-organizational effort to speed up efforts to make solar energy cheaper than fossil fuels.  The initiative harmonizes and refocuses the work and funds of numerous labs and programs working on solar technology.DOE should adopt a...[read more]

In Solar’s Coming of Age, What are the Next Opportunities?

April 19, 2011 by Christopher Williams

At the recent SolarTech Leadership Summit, which took place March 29 and 30 in Santa Clara, CA, 200 industry thought leaders from California and around the country gathered to assess the greatest needs in the industry and suggest concrete actions to take in order to fill those gaps. These included topics from paperwork process...[read more]

DOE Announces $170 Million Available to Fund Advance Solar Energy Technologiy

April 10, 2011 by Mike Gregory

As part of the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced nearly $170 million in available funding over three years to support a range of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology areas.  The SunShot Initiative aims to reduce the total cost of solar energy systems by about 75 percent - to roughly $1...[read more]