DOE offers $5 million in prize money to train workers for a career in solar manufacturing

March 14, 2024
Each selected team will receive up to $500,000 to implement their projects.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has introduced a new competition that is designed to expand the country’s solar manufacturing workforce. The competition, named American-Made Upskill Prize for the Solar Manufacturing Workforce, will be funded by the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). The $5 million in prize money will be awarded to teams of U.S. solar manufacturers and training organizations, including unions and community colleges, that offer compelling plans to help upskill current employees or attract and train new employees. Each selected team will receive up to $500,000 to implement their projects. Applications are due by May 21.

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