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Future Generation Photovoltaic Devices and Processes

Funding: $12 million

Open Date: 04/05/2007

Close Date: 06/26/2007

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS36-07GO97025


To support the development of long-term technological advances, the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program is providing this Funding Opportunity Announcement for exploratory research and development of innovative, revolutionary, and highly disruptive future-generation solar to electric conversion technologies. The device and manufacturing process research would be expected to produce prototype cells and/or processes by 2015, with full commercialization coming to fruition in the 2020-2030 time-frame. Potential areas of interest for this FOA include, but are not limited to the following:

  • PV Devices: organic, crystalline, non-single crystal devices, photoelectrochemical, advanced multi-junction, low dimensional structures, optimized interfaces, transport properties, and cross-cutting issues
  • Hybrid PV Device Concepts: hydrogen generation, powered electrochromics, and storage
  • Manufacturing: low-cost techniques, environmental/recycling issues, and novel manufacturing processes.

Last updated: 08/03/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.