DOE Solar Energy Technology Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator Funding Program


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DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2021 Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator Funding Program

LOI due 1/11/2021
Concept paper due 1/25/2021
Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent and a Concept Paper by 5:00 p.m. ET on the due date listed above to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), whose mission is to accelerate the development and application of technology to advance low-cost, reliable solar energy in the United States. Projects supported by this FOA will advance R&D and RD&D in photovoltaic PV, concentrated solar power CSP, and solar grid integration technologies. The majority of the innovations sought here will improve the scalability of solar, whether it is reaching critical manufacturing scale for new materials and processes, or allowing growth while maintaining grid reliability. 

Topic Area 1: Grid-Forming Technologies Research Consortium
Topic Area 2: Integrating Behind-the-Meter Solar Resources into Utility Data Systems
Topic Area 3a: Hardware Incubator - Product Development
Topic Area 3b: Hardware Incubator - Product Development & Demonstration