SunShot Catalyst

Congrats to the winners of the (Step 2) Business Innovation contest! They are encouraged to work with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and topcoder during the prototyping phase of the challenge. SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that allows the public to rapidly create and develop products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace through prize challenges.

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Winning Submissions


UtilityAPI automates utility data acquisition for solar companies.


Gridmates brings peer-to-peer energy sharing in the first transactive energy platform to eliminate energy poverty.


ASES National Solar Tour provides organizers and individuals easily accessible resources for hosting and promoting local tours of solar homes and businesses.


PVBid accelerates solar industry growth through efficient cost estimation for solar installers and developers.


PVComplete offers commercial PV designers a comprehensive solar project design software that increases productivity, reduces error, and speeds time to installation.


PVimpact is changing the way homeowners interact with their solar system.


Savenia Solar Ratings is the CarFax for solar.


Simplify Solar gets consumers the best solar value using a comprehensive online platform.


SolarAgs PV App customizes, autonomizes, and optimizes residential PV leads generation and system design.


Solar Power Report is your independent guide to solar.


Solar Retina provides real solar intelligence, from real solar arrays.


Solar Site Design sells qualified solar energy development projects to solar equipment manufacturers, suppliers, engineering firms and finance companies.


SOLUXIFY connects solar providers and customers on an easy to use social bidding platform and helps them track their progress throughout all the phases of their collaboration.


Sunmetrix Go gives consumers a chance to test-drive their solar system before spending a single dollar.


Sunsight brings the value of solar to everyday finances.


Tumalow gives K-12 schools going solar a way to reduce their electric bills at no cost using battery energy storage.


Window Street Financial aligns solar customers seeking financing to mission-driven capital from their favorite institutions.