August 2016

August 2016

DOE SunShot Initiative powers up ASU solar research projects

Two new solar research projects at Arizona State University will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the SunShot Initiative announced today. Both projects, funded under the Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS) program, have the potential to dramatically reduce solar energy production costs.

The SunShot Initiative is designed to accelerate the market competitiveness of solar energy by targeting production cost reductions and increased solar deployment, with a 2020 target cost for utility-scale solar technologies that is roughly equal to electricity generation from fossil fuels.