Author:   US DOE EERE Staff   Published: July 1.2023    EERE

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Solar Energy Technologies Office

Sunny awards 2023

Only two weeks remain to apply for the 2023 Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar prize competition. Submissions are due July 14. The 2023 Sunny Awards offers up to five $10,000 Sunny Awards Grand Prizes, up to 30 $2,500 Sunny Finalist Awards, and up to 15 $5,000 Meaningful Benefits/Engagement Awards to competitors who find effective ways to equitably deliver the specific, meaningful benefits of community solar identified by the National Community Solar Partnership.

The Sunny Awards were designed to recognize community solar projects and programs that employ or develop innovative ways to increase equitable access to the cost-saving and economic development benefits of community solar. Community solar projects, state, municipal, Tribal, and utility-led community solar programs, and others are encouraged to apply. 

Learn more about the Sunny Awards and apply today