Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced February 23 $3 million for research projects that significantly reduce the cost of solar energy. The Bridging Research Interactions through Collaborative Development Grants in Energy funding, through the agency’s SunShot Initiative, will enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and national laboratories to work together in the agency’s research centers to develop solutions to drive down the cost of solar power. Letters of intent are requested by April 25, and full applications are due May 21.