The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) today announced seven additional Phase 2 winners of the Community Power Accelerator Prize. Each team received $200,000 based on their submissions and conveyed efforts throughout Phase 2 and will now compete for a $150,000 cash prize in Phase 3. 

In Phase 2, teams completed an instructor-led Learning Lab course, worked alongside technical assistance coaches to refine their Phase 2 project profiles, and created impactful investor pitch decks. Now in Phase 3, competitors will begin to fully engage on the Community Power Accelerator platform to secure investment commitments from investors and philanthropic organizations.

Congratulations to the seven additional teams moving on to Phase 3

  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation (Portland, OR) 

Submission: Sunward: Building Community Energy Together

  • Green Energy Justice Cooperative, Inc (Chicago, IL) 

Submission: Ready! Green Energy Justice Cooperative

  • North End Woodward Community Coalition (Detroit, MI)

Submission: Solar Neighbors-Making the Motor City a Solar City

  • Rare, Inc. (Boston, MA)

Submission: Boston SHINE: solar and workforce development

  • RETI Center(Brooklyn, NY)

Submission: RETI Center Local Power NYC

  • Solar United National (Mount Pleasant, SC)

Submission: Solar United National empowers communities

  • SunShare LLC(New Mexico)

Submission: New Mexico Expansion

Learn more about the 13 teams moving on to Phase 3 in the Teams tab, and find detailed information about their Phase 3 deliverables in the Official Rules. Phase 3 winners will be announced at the end of 2024. 

Congratulations to all winning teams!