U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE Financial Opportunities
Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (ADEPT)
Open Date: 03/02/2010
Close Date: 05/24/2010
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000288
The purpose of this amendment is to request full applications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000288 with a deadline for submission of Monday, May 24, 2010 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Earlier submissions are encouraged. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency of the Department of Energy. ARPA-E was authorized by the America COMPETES Act (PL 110-69) and charged with the mission to fund projects that will develop transformational technologies that reduce Americas dependence on foreign energy imports; reduce U.S. energy related emissions, including greenhouse gases; improve energy efficiency across all sectors of the U.S. economy; and ensure that the United States maintains its leadership in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies. Initially funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (PL 111-5), ARPA-E aims to support the development of high risk/high payoff applied science and technology innovations that will have a positive disruptive impact on the energy landscape. In the United States about 40% of the primary energy consumed is used to produce electricity. Electricity is projected to supply an increasing share of the world's total energy demand and is the fastest-growing form of end-use energy worldwide.
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invest in power electronic technologies that can leapfrog over today's approaches and create the technologies to enable a 25-30% reduction in electricity consumption (or 12% of the total U.S. energy consumption) and significant reductions in cost and form factor for power electronic.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.