The DOE Sun Shot Photo Competition

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Solar power is the world’s greatest energy source by far, because it shines a beam towards a brighter, carbon-lighter future. The U.S. Department of Energy supports the roll out of solar energy sources. It uses the DOE Sun Shot program it manages to promote this effort. Firstly, it wants to leverage falling equipment costs due to rising production volumes. Then secondly it hopes to encourage initiative throughout the industry.

Exciting Photo Competition by the DOE Sun Shot Initiative

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Therefore, the DOE is running a Sun Shot photography competition closing August 17 later this month. But, we only stumbled over the initiative today, so hurry before you are too late.

Moreover, the contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a grand prize of $500. Therefore, just imagine the thrill of seeing your winning photo on the DOE website, because you won.

DOE Sun Shot Competition Categories

The department will accept entries in the following categories until the competition deadline. This is Thursday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

  • Photos by installers of photo voltaic cells or solar power systems
  • Pictures of at least one-megawatt-size utility solar projects
  • Images of solar systems with battery storage incorporated
  • Photos of individual components of solar systems, e.g. inverters
  • Pictures of concentrated solar systems with mirrors focusing light
  • Images of community-based solar projects with business models
  • Photos of solar energy research in higher education settings
  • Solar installations against backdrops of unusual weather conditions

Awarding of Prizes in the DOE Sun Shot Photo Competition

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The DOE Chief Creative Officer, and a National Renewable Energy Laboratory photographer will decide the best entries.

After that, they will award $250 prizes for the best photo in each category, in addition to the grand prize of $500. This is a great opportunity for solar power lovers and photographers to show case their talent. The criteria are creativity, quality, and relevance because you care.

See the link to the DOE sun shot competition below. Beast of luck with your photo entry!


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