Contest Alert: Dept. of Energy Wants Your Solar Power Photos

Contest Alert: Dept. of Energy Wants Your Solar Power Photos

Calling all solar energy photography enthusiasts: The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is asking amateur and professional photographers to submit their best solar energy photographs for a chance to win big.


The “Hit Me With Your SunShot” contest launched last week, and solar snappers have until August 17, 2017 to submit their best solar energy photography across eight categories:

  • Solar Installers and Installation
  • Utility-Scale Projects
  • Solar + Storage
  • Solar Hardware and Power Electronics
  • Concentrating Solar Power
  • Community Solar
  • University Research
  • Solar and Weather

The SunShot Initiative is a national effort to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption. SunShot aims to make solar energy a low-cost electricity source for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners.


To help photographers in their quest to capture the best solar energy photo, the Dept. of Energy published some helpful solar photography tips, including harnessing natural light and finding unique ways to “add flare” to your shots. Before heading out to capture some amazing shots, brush up on your photography skills by checking out the entire tip list here.


For contest rules and information on how to apply, visit the contest page here. Or, learn more about solar energy and SunShot.