Author: US DOE Staff    Published 1/26/2024   US Department of Energy

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

The MAKE IT Prize is Still Open for Submissions

Join the approximately $30M MAKE IT Prize to help catalyze domestic manufacturing of critical clean energy technology components, move manufacturing facilities from planning to shovel-ready, and enable strategies for vibrant manufacturing activity in communities.

Two tracks are open to all competitors now:

  • Facilities TrackS-based entities interested in building domestic manufacturing facilities for critical clean energy components will be eligible to participate in the Facilities Track. Winners can receive up to $5,000,000 for developing facilities to the point of being shovel-ready for construction. Get started now!
    • Submit your Statement of Intent by Thursday, February 1 to make sure you’re eligible to compete!
  • Strategies Track: Teams working to promote clean energy manufacturing activity in their regions are eligible to participate in the Strategies Track. Winners will receive up to $400,000 for creating a roadmap to bring clean energy manufacturing to their region and providing demonstrated interest from at least one manufacturing developer. Get started now!
    • Submit your Phase 1: Engage materials by Thursday, February 15.

This prize was developed by the DOE Office of Technology Transitions in partnership with the Offices of Clean Energy Demonstrations and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as part of the Technology Commercialization Fund.

New $5 Million SOLVE IT Prize to Give Local Clean Energy Projects a Boost

The Solutions for Lasting, Viable Energy Infrastructure Technologies (SOLVE IT) Prize, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions in partnership with the Offices of Clean Energy Demonstrations and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is now open to competitors interested in neighborhood-, town-, or city-scale strategic planning around clean energy. The three-phase competition will award $5 million to competitors who can identify local energy-related challenges, connect with stakeholders to find solutions, and create and start to carry out an implementation plan. Individuals or organizations with a history of successful participatory community-based initiatives—especially in disadvantaged and energy-burdened communities—are encouraged to join. Submissions are due in April; visit the SOLVE IT Prize HeroX page to learn more.

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