The American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition created to restore U.S. solar manufacturing, announced its 3rd Round on September 24th. Participants must first identify a critical obstacle in American solar manufacturing, develop a proof of concept, and secure a partner to test their prototype. Through 3 stages of competition, the Ready!, Set!, and Go!, individuals and teams along with the support of a diverse and powerful network, enable the rapid development of innovative solar solutions (see EnergyOnWi news January 2018 and June 2019).
Applications for The Ready! stage are due December 10, 2019 and the competitors will be announced by February 2020.