Author: US DOE Staff    Published: 8/28/2023   EERE

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

Solar Energy Technologies Office


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) awarded funding to 6 small solar companies through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) FY23 Phase II Release 2 funding opportunity.

These companies are advancing innovative solar technologies in manufacturing, concentrating solar-thermal power, and power electronics. The awardees are:

  • Gismo Power (Sarasota, FL)
  • Quest Renewables (Atlanta, GA)
  • Radiation Detection Technologies (Manhattan, KS)
  • Smartville (Carlsbad, CA)
  • Solar Dynamics (Broomfield, CO)
  • SOL-GO (Menlo Park, CA)

Each company will receive an award of $1.1 million to develop their prototypes.

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.

Learn more about SETO’s manufacturing and competitiveness research.