Hotspots have been a decades-long problem for solar panels, but Solar Prize Round 2 semifinalist Team Locally Grown Power has developed patented technology to produce a hotspot-free solar panel solution. The team received $2.1 million in funding from the State of California to jumpstart their pilot factory and UL testing for these unique solar panels. The initial deployment will benefit low- to moderate-income households in Pomona, California.

Learn more about the innovation that helped Team Locally Grown Power win $50,000 in the Round 2 Ready! Contest.