Author: US DOE          Published: 5/19/2022          SETO

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Solar Energy Technologies Office


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.

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 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)

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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