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

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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.

Email your submission in a Word / Google doc to ccrowell@benjaminmedia.com 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.
  • 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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