Innovators Selected to Advance in Competition Designed to Boost Solar Manufacturing

What would you do with $50,000? If you were one of the top solar innovators in the country, you’d use it to advance your #AmericanSolar project. Twenty semifinalists were just announced in the Department of Energy’s American-Made #Solar Prize and now have the opportunity to advance their winning projects. With connections to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and numerous industry experts, they’ll have access to game-changing resources they need to start shaping the future of solar energy.


  • Robert Ranier Sept. 27, 2019, 10:29 a.m. PDT
    Should every application include quantified CO2 reduction., Isnt that initiative the reason for the prize? I am not sure all of the winners can provide numbers to prove CO2 reduction.
  • ARASH Aug. 22, 2019, 3:07 a.m. PDT
    من یک تلسکوپ میگرفتم
  • wasif April 18, 2019, 10:06 a.m. PDT
    A new PV module has been designed filled with carbon dioxide between sport board and luminescent glass covering. carbon dioxide shall absorbs infrared radiation and luminescent glass shall covert UV radiation to visible light of the sunlight falling on the P V panel.
    The above P V design shall reduce the NOCT resulting in increased efficiency and,output . Two degree celsius NOCT decrease shall improve PV module efficiency 1%.
  • Global Innovator March 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m. PST
    $50,000 is a pocket money in the solar manufacturing industry
    Investing $1B you can make a history

    China manufacturers of solar panels have invested $1B + $1B + $1B + ...... $1B
    to build No.1 Super Power in the global solar industry
    • Robert Ranier May 31, 2019, 2:47 p.m. PDT
      You are correct. China has made deliberate moves in money and policy to dominate the PV industry. I knoow of a way to dominate the worldwide panel industry in the USA with just a small investment in a new solar panel that has been researched and prototyped to work better than any panel today. My team will send in a application to fund the build.
  • Sherman W Braithwaite Feb. 28, 2019, 7:53 a.m. PST
    I would spend it on wine.
  • Tan-Jent Development Company, LLC Feb. 28, 2019, 6:09 a.m. PST
    Well my Sustainable Stations was not picked! The 1st in the world All in One Solar Energy Platform: Solar Energy Production, Solar Energy Storage, and EV Charging Station! Placing our product at Truck stops and Multiple location companies would allow for a Nationwide Network of EV Charging stations that are fully self supporting. We would have used the money to move from Provisional "Patent Pending" to a Patented Product as well as begin to Build our prototype. Though many products were great in the contest, I can not see any product that is more critical to our Nations ability to move full speed ahead in the electric car revolution and reduce our dependency upon fossil fuels. That being said we are very dissappointed but not beaten. You will see our product around the country for that matter around the world in 2020 and beyond as we will become synonomous to the GAS Station with out the dependency upon Fossil fuels, Hence our Name Sustainable Stations! We have a new version of our Video coming out soon it will have our product shown in a 3D Model and we will have more time to provide a Voice driven overview of this amazing Product. For now watch the video provided with Music.
  • Daneil Kruis Feb. 27, 2019, 1:57 p.m. PST
    Our prize entry--rotating solar generator system was not chosen for a prize. We had difficulty with the process of getting docs and video to you. Since the contest closed we have filed provisional patents on our system that is better in our view than anything selected, and will be 4-5 times as efficient in producing electricity than present photo-voltaic technology. WE will continue to move to a new prototype, and upgrading our design to make it manufacture ready. We will be introducing new technology on making mirror concentrators that work with our system as well as completing material choices--clay bonded silicon carbide energy transfer/storage tanks. $50,000 would go a long way to making this technology available to the world. It will be the primary technology of the future. You don't want to pass it by.
    • Robert Ranier Sept. 27, 2019, 10:33 a.m. PDT
      I agree. There are great products that didnt win and some products that do not reduce climate change that did. Can you send me some info via HeroX message option about your product? I have a great product but have an attitude that there are better products out there better than mine, I illtry to poromote. Have connections to SCE, the largest utility in Califonia. They are looking for new things to fight climate change.
  • John Holt Feb. 27, 2019, 10:32 a.m. PST
    Hello, John Holt here, with ARAYSTAYS Corp. Our plan for the $50,000. winning prize is to pay part to our Patent Attorneys who have patiently worked for us on good faith and prevailed in procuring our final US PAT No: US 10,145,116 B2 issued Dec. 4, 2018 and, refine our prototypes in preparation for UL testing, create more refined market presence by creating tools that will not only win the next phase of this competition but also be useful for the promotion of our product line in the commercial marketplace. This Contest was so... ontime financially for our little group to continue. Thank You to all involved in promoting and supporting this type of ingenuity through vehicles such as the American Made Contest.
    John Holt