The American-Made Solar Prize is a multi-million dollar competition designed to spur innovations in U.S. solar hardware and software technologies and address challenges to rapid, equitable solar energy deployment. This challenge requires competitors to make progress quickly, form private-sector partnerships, and engage customers to bring their ideas to life.
On June 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched Round 6 of the Solar Prize. In Round 6, the previously separate hardware and software tracks merged into one track for all competitors.
On December 8, 2022, 20 teams from 10 states were selected to receive $50,000 and advance to the next phase of the competition.