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Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE)

Funding: Up to $12M Total

Open Date: 02/15/2013

Close Date: 04/24/2013

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000865


SUNRISE is being issued by DOE to solicit applications for two (2) topic areas. Topic A is to enable utilities to develop long-term strategic plans that integrate high levels of renewable energy generation and ensure reliable real-time power systems operations under high renewable penetration. Topic B is to provide technical assistance for capacity-building activities regarding utility-scale photovoltaic planning and installation. 

The two (2) FOA topics are intended to support two types of entities: those that are experienced in solar PV resource management, interconnection, and deployment; and those that have little to no experience in photovoltalics (PV) deployment, management and interconnection.  

Under this FOA, applicants are invited to propose work scope in either Topic A or Topic B or both to be reviewed and considered for award. Within Topic A, applicants can choose either A-1 or A-2 or both to address in their proposal to be reviewed and considered for award. For a more detailed explanation for each topic area and a breakdown of each requirement, please see the FOA. 

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

  • Submission Deadline for Concept Papers - March 08, 2013
  • Expected Date for Response to Concept Papers - March 20, 2013
  • Deadline for Questions - April 21, 2013
  • Submission Deadline for Full Applications - April 24, 2013

Last updated: 02/19/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.