U.S. Department of Energy

Past Opportunities

This page provides a summary of past funding opportunities through the SunShot Initiative and other federal agencies. For details about current funding opportunities, visit the Current Opportunities page.

Technology Solicitation Title Open Date Close Date
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Solar
Challenge for Regional Teams to Improve Market Conditions for Rooftop PV
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
04/26/2011 05/06/2011
Crosscutting Request for Information: SunShot Initiative Solar High Penetration
Solar Energy Technologies Program
05/17/2011 06/06/2011
Crosscutting SunShot Incubator: Request for Letters of Interest
Solar Energy Technologies Program/National Renewable Energy Laboratory
05/06/2011 06/08/2011
Crosscutting Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions
Solar Energy Technologies Program
04/08/2011 06/09/2011
Crosscutting SunShot Initiative: Reducing Market Barriers and Non-Hardware Balance of System Costs
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
05/06/2011 06/23/2011
Crosscutting Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems - Advanced Concepts
Solar Energy Technologies Program
04/08/2011 06/23/2011
Crosscutting Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation Photovoltaics II
Solar Energy Technologies Program
04/08/2011 06/27/2011
Crosscutting Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency
Solar Energy Technologies Program
04/08/2011 06/30/2011
Crosscutting SunShot Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation
Solar Energy Technologies Program
06/01/2011 09/09/2011
Crosscutting PV Manufacturing Initiative Part 2: SUNPATH (Scaling Up Nascent PV AT Home)
Solar Energy Technologies Program
08/02/2011 11/30/2011
Buildings-
Buildings
2013 Solar Decathlon and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Showcase Event
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
10/19/2011 12/05/2011
Crosscutting Request for Information: Plug-and-Play Technologies and Systems
SunShot Initiative
01/04/2012 01/31/2012
Crosscutting Request for Information: Improving Accuracy of Solar Forecasting
SunShot Initiative
01/05/2012 02/03/2012
Crosscutting SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development
Solar Energy Technologies Program
10/25/2011 02/07/2012
Crosscutting SunShot Incubator Program - Soft Cost Reduction
Solar Energy Technologies Program
11/15/2011 03/05/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
Request for Information: Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS)
SunShot Initiative
03/15/2012 04/06/2012
Crosscutting Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating Temperature Fluids
SunShot Initiative
01/19/2012 04/19/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
Request for Information: Physics of Reliability Photovoltaics Technology
SunShot Initiative
04/10/2012 04/24/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
Bridging Research Interactions through collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE)
SunShot Initiative
02/22/2012 05/21/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
SunShot Incubator Program
SunShot Initiative
02/07/2012 05/29/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
Plug-and-Play Photovoltaics
SunShot Initiative
04/16/2012 06/18/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
Improving the Accuracy of Solar Forecasting
SunShot Initiative
04/16/2012 06/28/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS)
SunShot Initiative
06/13/2012 10/05/2012
Solar-
Sunshot
Request for Information: Designation Program for Solar Energy Stakeholders
SunShot Initiative
11/14/2012 01/04/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Request for Information: Reducing the Soft Costs for Utility-Scale Solar Installations on Public Lands
SunShot Initiative
12/04/2012 01/15/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer 2013 (Phase I Release 2)
SunShot Initiative
11/26/2012 02/05/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Rooftop Solar Challenge II (RSC II)
DOE SunShot Initiative
12/20/2012 03/22/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar (DISTANCE-Solar)
SunShot Initiative
02/20/2013 03/25/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency II (FPACE II) - Model Systems
SunShot Initiative
01/25/2013 04/08/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Development (HIBRED)
SunShot Initiative
12/17/2012 04/09/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED)
SunShot Initiative
02/20/2013 04/19/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE)
SunShot Initiative
02/15/2013 04/24/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar (PREDICTS)
SunShot Initiative
02/15/2013 04/29/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
SunShot Incubator Program (Round 8)
SunShot Initiative
01/16/2013 04/30/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Solar Manufacturing Technology (SolarMat)
SunShot Initiative
02/22/2013 05/03/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Regional Test Centers: Validation of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules and Systems
SunShot Initiative
03/19/2012 06/30/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS)
SunShot Initiative
04/23/2013 07/23/2013
Solar-
Sunshot
Request for Information: Next Generation Photovoltaic Technology
SunShot Initiative
08/01/2013 08/30/2013
Solar U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
11/01/2013 12/20/2013
Sunshot Request for Information: Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models
Solar Energy Technologies Office/SunShot Initiative, EERE
01/28/2014 02/28/2014
Sunshot Funding Opportunity: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2)
Solar Energy Technologies Office/SunShot Initiative, EERE
02/11/2014 03/12/2014
Sunshot Funding Opportunity Announcement: Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III
SunShot Initiative/Solar Energy Technologies Office
11/18/2013 03/24/2014