Solar Builder Essay Contest: Tell us your big ideas, innovations, predictions for the Solar+ Decade

Solar Builder Essay Contest: Tell us your big ideas, innovations, predictions for the Solar+ Decade

solar builder essay contest

SEIA has branded the 2020s the Solar+ Decade, and we at Solar Builder agree. We are anticipating a widespread renewable energy disruption, led by the solar industry, and we are excited to see what new business models and technology emerge in the coming years. Stuff like:

• Building-integrated PV
• Recycling / industry sustainability
• Project performance issues / opportunities
• Supply chain streamlining
• The role of block chain
• Peer to peer sharing
• EV infrastructure

But why wait? Let’s talk about it now.

In our big Sept/Oct issue (with distribution at Solar Power International) we want to highlight 20 Ideas, Innovations and Predictions for the 2020s. The concept is admittedly vague to encourage a wide variety of topics, but we want the submissions to get specific.

How to get started

If you need a little helping framing things, use one of these prompts to kick off your submission (and try to cover it in 200 to 400 words):

  • I think the biggest change in the solar industry in the next decade will be …
  • The next big solar PV technology innovation will be …
  • Here’s how more solar will penetrate low-income neighborhoods…
  • The main statistic / market I am watching in the 2020s is ________ because ….
  • Here’s how renewable energy financing is going to change …
  • The key to O&M in the 2020s will be …
  • The challenge coming in the next decade no one is talking about is …
  • One thing solar installers could do today to prep for the 2020s is …
  • Something popular/widespread today that will disappear in the 2020s is ….

Notes:
• Answers must not be a sales pitch. Please be company/product neutral.
• There is no guarantee your submission will be selected. It is at the editor’s discretion.

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Email your submission in a Word / Google doc to [email protected] by July 31 or select a prompt and fill out the magic box below.

 


Solar Builder Essay Contest: 20 Insights for 2020

In our big Sept/Oct issue (with distribution at Solar Power International) we want to highlight 20 Ideas, Innovations and Predictions for the 2020s. The concept is admittedly vague to encourage a wide variety of topics, but we want the submissions to get specific.

  • I think the biggest change in the solar industry in the next decade will be …The next big solar PV technology innovation will be …Here’s how more solar will penetrate low-income neighborhoods…The main statistic / market I am watching in the 2020s is ________ because ….Here's how renewable energy financing is going to change …The key to O&M in the 2020s will be …The challenge coming in the next decade no one is talking about is …One thing solar installers could do today to prep for the 2020s is …Something popular/widespread today that will disappear in the 2020s is ….
    1) Choose one of these prompts (or use them to generate your own)
  • Explain your idea/innovation/outlook for the coming Solar+ Decade in 200 to 400 words


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