American Made Solar Prize
Updated: Mar 10, 2020
Rise Energy Systems is excited to announce that we have been selected as a winner of the Ready! stage of Round 3 of the American-Made Solar Prize. The award comes with a $50,000 prize, as well as the opportunity to compete for additional $100,000 awards as part of the Set! stage of the competition.
Additional information about the American-Made Solar Prize:
The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million prize competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing through a series of contests and the development of a diverse and powerful support network that leverages national laboratories, energy incubators, and other resources across the country.
It is directed and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is funded by the US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.
The program offers entrepreneurial individuals and teams a total of $3 million in cash prizes in three contests. Competitors can also win a total of $525,000 in vouchers, which can be used at national laboratories and other fabrication facilities within the American-Made Network to test and validate contestants’ solutions.
The final two winners will receive a total of $650,000 in cash and $150,000 in vouchers throughout the course of the competition.