DOE Launches EAS-E Prize to Accelerate Home Electrification Phase I Applications Due 3/8/23
The two-phase EAS-E Prize was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO) to further the development and deployment of “easy electrification” approaches. Home electrification is a decarbonization strategy that replaces fuel-burning home appliances with electric products such as heat pump technologies, solar photovoltaics, electric vehicle charging, and energy storage technologies. Electrification is one of several strategies BTO is pursuing to reduce the carbon footprint of the U.S. building stock while maintaining or improving affordability, comfort, and performance.
In Phase 1 of the prize, teams will submit a concept paper that summarizes how their solution will address affordable electrification. Up to five finalists will be awarded $5,000 in cash prizes and $75,000 in technical assistance vouchers to advance their solution. In Phase 2, teams will evaluate the market and commercial viability of the solution and demonstrate functional prototype solutions. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1 million.
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