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American-Made Solar Prize Set! Demo Day
June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Join Greentown Labs, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office in Boston for a national demonstration day event for the American-Made Solar Prize.
This spring, twenty teams advanced to the second stage of the Solar Prize—called the Set! Contest—have been working to advance their technology solutions toward a viable proof of concept. At the demo day, teams will pitch their innovations to a panel of judges, and 5-10 finalists will be chosen to compete in the last stage of the competition. Finalists will have the chance to win up to $200,000 in cash prizes and up to $75,000 in vouchers that can be used for technical assistance at the national laboratories and other facilities in the American-Made Network.
The American-Made Solar Prize is a $3 million prize competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing through a series of contests that support entrepreneurs as they transform concepts into early-stage prototypes ready for industry testing.
Demo Day Agenda
- 8:00-9:00: Breakfast—Arrival and check-in
- 9:00-9:05: Greentown CEO Welcome–Dr. Emily Reichert
- 9:05-9:15: Welcome to the American Made Solar Prize Set! Demo Day–Introduction of speakers and video–Dr. Charlie Gay (Solar Energy Technologies Office Director)
- 9:15-9:30: Program overview–Victor Kane (Department of Energy) and Debbie Brodt-Giles (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
- 9:30-10:30: Teams 1-7 present
- 10:30-10:45: Break
- 10:45-11:45: Teams 8-14 present
- 11:45-1:00: Lunch break
- 1:00-2:00: Teams 15-20 present
- 2:00-2:30: Judges visit teams
- 2:30-4:30: Social and networking (while judges convene for decision making)
- 4:30-5:00: Announcement of Set! finalists–Dr. Charlie Gay/Victor Kane/Debbie Brodt-Giles
Useful Event Details:
Parking: Greentown Labs does not have any parking but is a short 1-mile walk from the Harvard MBTA station down Kirkland and Washington Streets. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. They offer indoor bike parking on-site and the three closest Blue Bikes (formerly known as Hubway) stations are at 33 Dane St., Conway Park and Union Square.