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Crowdsourcing Solar Apps for the U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a competition series called SunShot Catalyst complete with cash prizes to help launch a number of cutting edge solar companies to offer solutions for the challenges of today’s solar marketplace. The overall theme of the competition series was exploration of new solutions to lower soft costs through a series of challenges in 4 steps: ideation, business innovation, prototype, and incubation.

With Topcoder, the U.S. DOE helped bring 17 very different application solutions to life in just 60 days. A wide variety of work was executed for the various teams including API creation, wireframes, design concepts, prototypes and development.

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