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Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency II (FPACE II) - Model Systems

Funding: Up To $12 million Total

Open Date: 01/25/2013

Close Date: 04/08/2013

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000806


The DOE SunShot Initiative is soliciting collaborative research teams to define and fabricate model systems that utilize a single p-n junction device structure and have the potential to approach Shockley-Queisser power conversion efficiency limits (for a chosen bandgap and absorber material). The emphasis of this FOA is assembling cohesive and highly diverse teams of experts within and outside the PV community who can achieve the goals of creating a model system concept and a subsequent device that can approach theoretical limits. DOE SunShot anticipates significant collaboration between experts in fundamental materials, characterization, device physics, ab-initio simulations, and PV device integration to adequately address these issues.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Below are important dates:

  • Q&A Webinar for Applicants - February 22, 2013
  • Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent to Apply (mandatory) - 5 p.m. ET, March 7, 2013
  • Submission Deadline for Full Application Questions to FPACE2ModelSystems@go.doe.gov - 5 p.m. ET, April 1, 2013
  • Submission Deadline for Full Applications (mandatory) - 5 p.m. ET April 8, 2013

Last updated: 03/01/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.