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September 07, 2018

CMU’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation Selected To Expand American-Made Solar Prize

By Amanda King

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The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University is one of five organizations selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to facilitate and grow the American-Made Solar Prize. As a “Power Connector,” the Scott Institute will receive $100,000 to ensure the success of the Solar Prize, which is designed to encourage innovation and revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.

The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing through a series of contests and the development of a diverse and powerful support network that leverages national laboratories, energy incubators and other resources across the country. The prize is directed and administered by the NREL and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office

The NREL selected Power Connectors for their vision, strength of networks, track record of success and geographic diversity, among other factors. The Scott Institute will bring faculty and staff expertise in technology and entrepreneurship and connections in the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions to the program, helping to achieve the program’s goal of growing the solar innovation ecosystem and revitalizing American solar manufacturing.

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