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TRANSFORMATIONAL PV SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: NEXT GENERATION PHOTOVOLTAICS II

Open Date: 04/08/2011

Close Date: 06/27/2011

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000387

Summary:

The U.S. Department of Energy seeks to fund revolutionary, exploratory research to create highly disruptive solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies that will meet $1/W and lower installed system cost targets beyond the end of this decade. The Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation Photovoltaics II Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to support research into technologies that have the potential for much higher efficiency, lower cost, and/or more reliable performance than existing commercial and near-commercial photovoltaics and their expected incremental progress in future years. As part of the SunShot Initiative, this early-stage applied research program is intended to demonstrate and prove new concepts in materials, processes, and device designs to feed into component development at the laboratory scale, with subsequent component integration, engineering scale-up, and eventual commercial production. Selected pro jects will have as a goal the proof-of-concept of novel materials, processes, or architectures as applied to a photovoltaic device. This FOA is designed to look beyond incremental near-term innovation and explore transformative concepts with the potential to break through performance barriers as we know them today.

Last updated: 06/02/2011

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