U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Competition

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a new American Made Challenge Competition: The Community Energy Innovation Prize, with a dedicated track to support student-led community energy innovation initiatives. Program staff, faculty, or student club/group leaders (with their institution’s support) are eligible to apply.

To compete for one of 10 cash prizes of $15,000, we suggest these steps:

  1. Register for the challenge by going to this website and clicking Solve the Challenge.
  2. Submit a short application explaining your project concept by November 3rd to win $15K for your project! You must have a community partner specified in your application.
  3. Watch a recorded webinar about to Prize to learn more.
  4. Join weekly office hours to get feedback on your concept and your questions answered about the prize. See a full schedule of office hours here.