U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Opportunity: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2)
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
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.
For FOA-specific support, contact SolarMat2@go.doe.gov.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.