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Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) Request for Information (RFI)

Funding: $0

Open Date: 03/15/2012

Close Date: 04/16/2012

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000699

Summary:

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Availability of population-size datasets and powerful computational tools is revolutionizing the study of technology evolution and technology diffusion. The SunShot Initiative seeks to examine how breakthroughs can be practically applied to accelerate the rates of solar energy technology evolution and deployment. This RFI describes a structure for a potential funding opportunity that is intended overcome the key challenges in pursuing these lines of investigation, including requirements for access to relevant data sources, multidisciplinary involvement, and executing pilot experiments. Respondents are asked to comment on the questions in the RFI. Respondents are encouraged to comment on the efficacy of the anticipated funding opportunity in achieving the SunShot cost-reduction targets and to comment on their interests in participating in such an opportunity. All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format as an attachment to an email sent to the following email address: SunShot.SEEDS-RFI@go.doe.gov. Emails should have the subject line "SEEDS RFI Response."

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 03/19/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.