U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE Financial Opportunities
Solar Utility Networks - Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE)
Open Date: 02/15/2013
Close Date: 05/01/2013
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000865
The purpose of Amendment II is to change the Expected Date for Response to Concept Papers to April 3, 2013. The areas which have changed are highlighted in yellow within the FOA. All other parts of the FOA remain unchanged.
The purposes of Amendment I are to:
The areas which have changed are highlighted in yellow within the FOA. All other parts of the FOA remain unchanged.
- Extend the Submission Deadline for Concept Papers to March 20, 2013;
- Extend the Expected Date for Response to Concept Papers to April 1, 2013;
- Extend the Deadline for Questions to April 26, 2013; and
- Extend the Deadline for Full Application Submission to May 1, 2013.
Solar Utility Networks - Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE) The Solar Utility Networks - Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to solicit applications for two (2) topic areas.
The two FOA topics are intended to support two types of entities - those that are experienced in solar PV resource management, interconnection, and deployment; and those that have little to no experience in photovoltaics (PV) deployment, management and interconnection. This FOA is part of the DOE SunShot Initiative and addresses the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) performance metric of increasing the viability and deployment of renewable energy technologies. Launched in 2011, the SunShot Initiative aims to make subsidy-free solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of energy by 2020. Under this FOA, applicants are invited to propose work scope in either Topic A or Topic B or both to be reviewed and considered for award. Within Topic A, applicants can choose either A-1 or A-2 or both to address in their proposal to be reviewed and considered for award. For a more detailed explanation for each topic area and a breakdown of each requirement, please see the FOA.
- Topic A is to enable utilities to develop long-term strategic plans that integrate high levels of renewable energy generation, and to ensure reliable real-time power system operations under high renewable penetration.
- Topic B will provide technical assistance for capacity-building activities regarding utility-scale photovoltaic planning and installation.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.