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American Made Solar Prize

Updated: Mar 10

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.


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