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$10 Million SunShot Prize for Cheap Rooftop Solar

September 13th, 2012 | by Tina Casey

The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program has just kicked off a new round in a $10 million solar power competition designed to lower the cost of solar power, pretty much down to where a small rooftop solar installation could be a reasonable investment for practically anyone in the country. If you're thinking that means building a better solar cell, that's not it. Instead, the Most Affordable Rooftop Solar Prize is aimed at encouraging the solar industry to figure out ways to lower the "soft costs" of solar power



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