Solar Sunday Photo of the Day: March 25, 2018

Taken by Ian Skor, this Solar Sunday POTD is one of the entries in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) ‘Hit Me With Your Sunshot’ contest. Here Andrew Lyle installs thin film solar panels as Ian captures one of the panels reflecting the mountains of Steamboat, Colorado.

The SunShot Initiative encouraged people to submit their photos in July and August of 2017 for the chance to win $2,500 in prizes with photos in 7 categories.

All submissions were judged by Simon Edelman, Chief Creative Officer for the Department of Energy, and Dennis Schroeder, a photographer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In total, there were almost 600 shots entered, from both professional and amateur photographers.

The Grand Prize winner, shot by Ivan Boden, was one of our previous Solar Sunday photos and below is a gallery of other solar shots we like, some category winners, some not. You can check out all of 7minutesolar’s Windpower and Solar Sunday photos.

More Hit Me With Your SunShots

In the Slideshow:
Solar PV panels on top of the mountains in Colorado during winter. Photo by Carlo Altamirano.

Solar installation for Habitat for Humanity community solar project in Harwich, Massachusetts. Community solar projects allow people who don’t own their rooftops to benefit from solar energy, enabling multiple people to invest in solar together. Photo by Chris Wingard.

A tilted plane array on a lower east side rooftop in Manhattan. Photo by Jamie Bennett.

Rainbow over solar panel installation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Photo by Whitney Beadle.

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The winners of all categories can by found on the DoE SunShot page and all of the entries on the department’s flickr gallery


7minutesolar Solar Sunday and Wind Power Wednesday Photos of the Day

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