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

Funding: Request for Information Only

Open Date: 03/15/2012

Close Date: 04/06/2012

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000699


Achieving the SunShot Initiative’s aggressive cost-reduction targets will require more than technological breakthroughs. A comprehensive effort to move beyond today’s cost structure must include the discovery and implementation of novel methods for evolving and diffusing solar energy technologies via data-driven, use-inspired research on innovation dynamics and technology adoption patterns. 

This Request for Information (RFI) seeks to stimulate a series of systematic investigations that will result in viable methods for dramatically transforming the operations of solar researchers, manufacturers, developers, installers, and policymakers.

An additional resource is the SunShot Vision Study.

See the complete RFI for the list of questions.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 03/15/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.