Thanks to investments from the US Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, solar energy is more affordable for Americans than ever before.

SunShot, which launched in 2011, is a national effort to support solar energy adoption by making solar energy affordable for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners. By funding projects across a wide variety of disciplines, SunShot has helped change the solar landscape for the better — in fact, going solar no longer even requires a suitable roof.