The SunShot Initiative budget for fiscal year 2012 funds solar projects that are targeted to meeting goals in three broad categories:
- Solar technology projects that fuel fundamental research and development of innovative photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies to reduce the costs of solar energy
- Grid-integration projects that stimulate the seamless integration of solar energy into the U.S. electric grid, while ensuring grid reliability and stability through systems integration
- Deployment projects that enable the use of solar by streamlining installations, reducing the nonhardware balance-of-system (BOS) costs, and developing a skilled workforce (market transformation).
Learn more about the EERE budgeting process by visiting the EERE Planning, Budget, and Analysis website.