Connect the Dots: Innovations in Residential Solar

Through aggressive goals, R&D programs, and cross-industry collaboration, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has transformed the "going solar" process.

This scenario shows how SETO-funded research and technology adds clarity, speed, and cost savings, making solar energy a simple choice for consumers.

THE BOTTOM LINE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INVESTMENTS PAY DIVIDENDS

The Solar Energy Technologies Office inspires American ingenuity, driving research and innovation throughout the solar industry. The results of its work are real, immediate, and measurable.

Through hundreds of projects in 48 states and the District of Columbia, SETO funding has enabled $3.4B in follow-on funding for solar startups, dramatically reduced the time it takes to go solar, and dropped the cost of solar by 50% since 2011. SETO touches every part of the "going solar" process and the research, hardware, and software tools it funds are used by Americans every day.

Every time Americans choose solar energy, they benefit from SETO's work.