U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE Financial Opportunities
Baseload Concentrating Solar Power Generation
Open Date: 07/15/2009
Close Date: 10/15/2009
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000104
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to develop and evaluate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) components and/or systems that will lead to solar power plants with a capacity to generate electricity at costs competitive to fossil-fired generators. The announcement includes two topic areas:
- Research and development of concepts and components that can be part of a CSP baseload system
- Evaluation of the feasibility of a complete CSP baseload system and development of a prototype system that can be implemented in the field. The projects will be conducted in three phases.
Phase 1 will involve conducting system feasibility and preliminary design work. Phase 2 will involve performing engineering design. Phase 3 will focus on detailed engineering design and prototype testing/evaluation.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.