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.