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Funding Opportunity: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2)

Funding: $25,000,000

Open Date: 02/11/2014

Close Date: 03/12/2014

Selection Announcement: 2014-08-01

Funding Organization: Solar Energy Technologies Office/SunShot Initiative, EERE

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001018

Summary:

This funding opportunity intends to spur photovoltaic and concentrating solar power manufacturing and supply chain companies in the U.S. by aiding the development of innovative cost-reducing and/or efficiency-increasing technology into useable manufacturing equipment and processes.  Awardees are expected to move technology from the development to pilot stages of manufacturing or construction, or from pilot to full-scale manufacturing or construction within one to four years, while demonstrating their proposed cost reductions.

The total federal funding for this opportunity will be about $25 million with a minimum 50% required awardee cost share. Individual awards are expected to range from $500,000 to $5 million.

Prior to submitting a full application for this opportunity, a brief, mandatory concept paper is due on March 12, 2014. Full applications will be due April 30, 2014.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

For FOA-specific support, contact SolarMat2@go.doe.gov. 

Last updated: 02/27/2014

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.