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DOE awards over $3 million to small solar businesses.

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The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office awarded 16 small solar companies$200,000 each through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) 2022 Phase I Release 2 funding opportunity.

The awardees are:

  • Altitude Grid (Grapevine, TX)
  • CoolCAD Electronics (Takoma Park, MD)
  • CorePower Magnetics (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Gismo Power (Sarasota, FL)
  • MARSCHARGE (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Mission Drives Corp. (Potsdam, NY)
  • NanoSpray (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Physical Sciences Inc. (Andover, MA)
  • Radiation Detection Technologies (Manhattan, KS)
  • Smartville (Carlsbad, CA)
  • SOL-GO (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Solar Dynamics (Bromfield, CO)
  • TelemeTrack (Oakland, CA)
  • Tietronix Software (Houston, TX)
  • Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (Seattle, WA)
  • VesprSolar (Somerville, MA)

These companies submitted ideas for innovative solar technologies in integration of photovoltaic systems with agriculture and transportation systems, integration of solar with storage and electric vehicle charging, next-generation power electronics, solar forecasting, photovoltaics, and concentrating solar-thermal power hardware and software solutions. They will now prove the feasibility of their technologies for the chance to receive a follow-up award of up to $1 million. 

The SBIR/STTR programs encourage U.S. small businesses to engage in high-risk, innovative research and technology development with the potential for future commercialization.

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