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RFI - $1/W Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Balance of Systems (BOS)

Funding: $0

Open Date: 12/14/2010

Close Date: 01/31/2011

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000440


The goal of the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Program, is to make solar energy cost compatible with grid electricity and also to enable the high penetration of solar energy without subsidy in the U.S. electricity market. The DOE $1/W Workshop held in Washington, D.C. on August 11 and 12, 2010, identified approaches to reduce the cost of installed photovoltaic (PV) systems to $1 per watt by 2017. The Balance of Systems (BOS)/Installation breakout group from the $1/W Workshop approached the identification of cost reduction opportunities through a framework that took into account PV market segments and value chain stages to ensure coverage of cost reduction opportunities across a broad range of system sizes and types. DOE is requesting information on Building Integrated Photovoltaic Concepts, Roof and Ground Mount Innovations, Software Design Tools/Innovations, and BOS Transformational Concepts.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. The full RFI document can be found at Click on the Search Public Opportunities link, then select "Reference Number" under "Search Criteria" and enter the full RFI number in the search field. All responses must be submitted to by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. E-mails should have the subject line "PV BOS RFI Response."

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 12/15/2010

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.