Community Power Accelerator Prize - Due March 13, 2023

The American-Made Community Power Accelerator Prize is a $10 million prize competition designed to fast-track the efforts of new, emerging, and expanding solar developers and co-developers to learn, participate, and grow their operations to support multiple successful community solar projects.

The goal of this prize is to grow a robust ecosystem of community solar project developers that incorporate meaningful benefits into projects across the United States.

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DOE Launches $50 Million Program to Help Communities Meet Their Clean Energy Goals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched a new up to $50 million program to help communities across the country transition to clean energy systems that are reliable, affordable, equitable, and reflective of local priorities. The Clean Energy to Communities program (C2C) will connect local governments, electric utilities, community-based groups, and others with the innovative modeling and testing tools developed at DOE’s world-class national laboratories to transform their clean energy goals and ambitions into reality. 

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Solar plus Storage for Resilient Communities - Due MARCH 23, 2023

The new Washington Department of Commerce Solar plus Storage for Resilient Communities program provides funding and technical assistance to support solar and battery storage systems at community buildings.

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Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) - Due MARCH 31, 2023

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

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Fiscal Year 2022 Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) funding opportunity - CLOSED

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Fiscal Year 2022 Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) funding opportunity, which will award $29 million in funding for projects that reduce costs and supply chain vulnerabilities, further develop durable and recyclable solar technologies, and advance perovskite photovoltaic (PV) technologies toward commercialization. Of the $29 million, $10 million will be funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to increase the reuse and recycling of solar energy technologies.

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