Solar in Your Community Archive

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Solar in Your Community Prize Challenge (SIYC Prize Challenge) in 2016 as a $5 million prize competition. The goal was to identify innovative approaches to support solar deployment among underserved markets, including low- and moderate-income (LMI) populations, nonprofit organizations, and other community-serving entities, such as municipal governments. These sectors face unique barriers relating to financing, ownership structure, and upfront costs. DOE designed the SIYC Prize Challenge to help local teams develop novel approaches to resolve them.