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Recovery Act: Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology

Open Date: 06/02/2009

Close Date: 07/21/2009

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000107

Summary:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks to develop new technologies to dramatically improve energy efficiency in information, communications technology (ICT) with an the emphasis on new technologies that can be commercialized within the next three to five years, and to demonstrate through field testing highly energy efficient, emerging technologies that are ready for or are in the initial stage of commercial introduction.

The energy used by our nation's vital telecommunications and data centers is growing at an alarming rate. As information technology and communications services continue to slowly converge, the data center and telecommunications industries face increasingly similar challenges to control the power usage of their microprocessors or servers and supporting power and cooling systems. The electricity consumed in data centers and telecom systems is already 3% of the U.S. total and growing rapidly. In the face of growing global energy demand, uncertain energy supplies, and volatile energy prices, innovative solutions are needed to radically advance the energy efficiency of these systems, which represent the engine of the American economy today.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 06/03/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.