Solar panel window maker Next Energy Technologies received a $2.5 million grant from the SunShot Initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of NEXT's project is to accelerate transition of a lab-made, commercially relevant prototype to a fully developed prototype whose initial reliability and certification testing has been passed and is ready to begin pilot manufacturing. In meeting this important objective, NEXT will position itself to meet SunShot's goal of a Levelized Cost of Energy of $0.03/kWh by 2030 as well as enable supply chain innovation, improve form factor, increase the domestic market, and increase domestic manufacturing of solar power technology.
"We at NEXT look forward to working with the U.S. Department of Energy as we progress our transparent solar technology toward commercialization with the aim of transforming buildings into producers of low cost solar energy." Daniel Emmett, CEO
This SunShot grant award is an important validation of our technology and approach, and will help us meet key technical milestones on the path to commercialization of its building-integrated transparent solar technology.