Clean Energy Technology Transfer

Funding to Commercialize Clean Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is on a mission to curb carbon emissions, implement strategic solutions for environmental stewardship, reduce carbon footprints, and advance a low-carbon, sustainable future. Because technology transfer is critical to achieving this mission, funding opportunities from the DOE Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) are seeking cutting-edge solutions to advance transformative technologies in clean energy.

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“In the history of the Department of Energy (DOE), there has never been a more exciting time for commercialization than now.”

-Vanessa Z. Chan, Chief Commercialization Officer and Director, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy


Re-X Before Recycling Prize

Individuals and teams can compete to identify opportunities and advance supply chain innovations in the U.S. that make end-of-use products more valuable by reusing, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, and/or repurposing them.

Phase 1 entries close March 12, 2024.

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The SOLVE IT Prize

Community change makers can compete to implement innovative clean energy solutions in a way that works best to address their unique needs and challenges through the Solutions for Lasting, Viable Energy Infrastructure Technologies (SOLVE IT) Prize.

Phase 1 entries close April 12, 2024.

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Power at Sea Prize

Individuals can compete to develop a new system, subsystem, or component—powered in part by wave, tidal, ocean current, river, salinity gradients, or thermal gradients—from original conception, to teaming, to a testable stage of initial development.

Phase 1 entries close July 26, 2024.

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