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Water Power Manufacturing

Open Date: 04/10/2014

Close Date: 06/24/2014

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001006

Summary:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses the application of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to the development of new hydropower technologies. With the significant advancements realized over the last decade, Computer Aided Design (CAD) driven, additive manufacturing technologies can effectively push the performance and speed the adoption of new hydropower technologies. Applicants should propose to design an integrated hydropower turbine generator system that applies advanced materials and/or additive manufacturing techniques and produce a prototype unit at an appropriate scale to enable in-water performance testing in a laboratory environment. The project should include design, in-water performance testing, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis that takes into account production scale manufacturing costs, as well as development of a manufacturing plan that estimates the material and process requirements for full-scale production of the design.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 04/14/2014

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.