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BEST Community,  Forwarding this information for your review.  Good day,  Kathleen Pagan, Alachua County

From: DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:26 AM
Subject: Solar Innovators: Get Ready! $3M Prize Competition Now Open






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Dear Solar Supporter,

Today, the Energy Department launched the American-Made Solar Prize<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__links.govdelivery.com-3A80_track-3Ftype-3Dclick-26enid-3DZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTgwNjA3LjkwODQ4NDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE4MDYwNy45MDg0ODQ4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3OTgwNDI5JmVtYWlsaWQ9a3BhZ2FuQGFsYWNodWFjb3VudHkudXMmdXNlcmlkPWtwYWdhbkBhbGFjaHVhY291bnR5LnVzJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY-3D-26-26-26102-26-26-26https-3A__www.energy.gov_articles_department-2Denergy-2Dlaunches-2D3-2Dmillion-2Dprize-2Dcompetition-2Dboost-2Ddomestic-2Dsolar-2Dmanufacturing&d=DwIFAg&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=QUXl9qxad1_dx57I13scDHFM7e62whH5aPW5mBbsOMw&m=ul-VY5TwxSKaCKz6i6NLCRYi4qVMtxW6a1ulby9kqCQ&s=cWFrZNpG7KGhytUmrWiRh2CXnDoifdJX-9j-9nqVu40&e=>, a $3 million prize competition that aims to spur the next wave of solar technology innovations in the United States. The release of the contest rules<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__links.govdelivery.com-3A80_track-3Ftype-3Dclick-26enid-3DZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTgwNjA3LjkwODQ4NDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE4MDYwNy45MDg0ODQ4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3OTgwNDI5JmVtYWlsaWQ9a3BhZ2FuQGFsYWNodWFjb3VudHkudXMmdXNlcmlkPWtwYWdhbkBhbGFjaHVhY291bnR5LnVzJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY-3D-26-26-26103-26-26-26https-3A__americanmadechallenges.org_rules&d=DwIFAg&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=QUXl9qxad1_dx57I13scDHFM7e62whH5aPW5mBbsOMw&m=ul-VY5TwxSKaCKz6i6NLCRYi4qVMtxW6a1ulby9kqCQ&s=U5V0BU6FLqXLHvUUbG6RgA6o6uNC5srbo0qJ3oqrx1k&e=> marks the official kickoff of the competition.

Entrepreneurial individuals and teams will compete in three successive and increasingly rewarding prize contests designed to rapidly transform innovative ideas into prototypes ready for industry testing. These competitors will have access to a growing network of mentors and resources including: national labs, incubators, investors, and seasoned industry experts who will provide strategic support throughout the Solar Prize.

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We look forward to seeing your ideas!

Best,

The Solar Energy Technologies Office Team






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