Monday, November 28, 2016

SunShot Prize: Solar In Your Community Challenge, Webinar Nov. 29, Early Applications Jan. 6

The SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge is a prize competition that aims to expand solar electricity access to all Americans, especially underserved segments such as low- and moderate-income (LMI) households state, local, and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations.
Offering $5 million in cash prizes and technical assistance over 18 months, the Challenge supports teams across the country to develop projects or programs that expand solar access to underserved groups, while proving that these business models can be widely replicated and adopted by similar groups.
Participation in the Challenge is open to:
-- Teams working to develop a portfolio of solar projects in their communities or create new solar programs that extend solar access to LMI households and nonprofits; and
-- Technical assistance providers (consultants and coaches) that assist teams throughout the 18-month challenge by providing the coaching and resources teams need to create innovative new business models.
Nov. 29 Webinar
The SunShot Prize will hold a webinar on the Challenge November 29 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Click Here for more information and to register.
The early application deadline is January 6, but the ultimate deadline is March 17.
The Solar in Your Community Challenge is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and administered by The State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute.
Click Here for an overview of the Challenge.
Visit the Solar In Your Community Challenge website to learn more, apply, and get involved.

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