31 May '13, 2pm

On the Waterfront: A Solar Pitch Session by DOE's SunShot and SfunCube

Is Oakland becoming the nexus of solar technology development? It would appear that way on Thursday as a solar incubator program co-hosted a meet and pitch for startups from the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program. The event aimed to bring together startups, potential customers, investors and regulators. The DOE runs an annual summit that showcases the companies it funds, but that one event doesn't provides enough time for networking. So the meet up on Thursday was a first attempt at creating more networking opportunities. The second meet up like it will take place in Boston. SunShot is the DOE's own incubator program, which aims to bring down the cost of installing a large solar power projects to $1 per watt by 2020. The program has funded both solar materials and equipment development companies as well as software and data analytics companies that help to reduce ...

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