The U.S. Department of Energy funds R&D to develop solar energy technologies. Learn about DOE solar energy programs and initiatives, how to use solar energy and get financial incentives, and access solar information.
Programs and Initiatives
The SunShot Program strives to make solar energy technologies cost-competitive by 2020.
Utility Solar Water Heating Initiative gets solar heating into the marketplace.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.