[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58114-58115]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23098]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


SunShot Prize: Race to the Rooftop

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Notice; Release of competition rules and processes to compete.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the release of the SunShot Prize: Race 
to the Rooftop competition. This competition offers $10 million in 
prizes to those who can lower the non-hardware installation cost of 
rooftop solar energy systems.

DATES: Registration opened on September 12, 2012, and will run through 
October 31, 2014. Participants can submit Phase I materials through 
December 31, 2014, and Phase II materials through December 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to learn about the SunShot 
Prize: Race to the Rooftop competition rules at eere.energy.gov/solar/sunshot/prize.html. Teams that wish to enter the competition can 
register at eere.energy.gov/solar/sunshot/prize.html. Questions about 
the prize competition can be sent to:
    Email: SunShot.Prize@ee.doe.gov.
    Mail: Solar Energy Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy, 
1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Minh Le, Solar Energy Technologies 
Program, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., 
Washington, DC 20585. Email: SunShot.Prize@ee.doe.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 
2010, Public Law 111-358, enacted January 4, 2011, authorizes, among 
other things, Federal agencies to issue competitions to stimulate 
innovations in technology, education, and science. The $10 million 
SunShot Prize: Race to the Rooftop competition challenges the ingenuity 
of America's businesses and communities to make it faster, easier, and 
cheaper to install rooftop solar energy systems. Successful competitors 
will deploy domestically and in two phases, at least 6,000 new rooftop 
photovoltaic (PV) installations

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at an average pre-subsidy non-hardware cost of $1 per watt. Winners 
will break this significant price barrier, considered to be 
unachievable a decade ago, and prove that they can repeatedly achieve a 
$1 per watt non-hardware cost using innovative, verifiable processes 
and business practices.
    As required by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, 
the Secretary of Energy has approved this competition.
    Today's notice announces the SunShot Prize and the release of prize 
rules.

    Issued in Washington DC, on September 12, 2012.
Rachel Tronstein,
Deputy Director, SunShot Initiative, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy .
[FR Doc. 2012-23098 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]
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