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Request for Information - Manufacturing Barriers and Opportunities for Water Power Technologies

Open Date: 06/13/2013

Close Date: 07/12/2013

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000943


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program has issued a Request for Information to gather public opinion related to improving the manufacturing process for both marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and hydropower technologies. An emphasis on design for manufacturing could transition the nascent MHK industry from its current focus on performance prototypes towards manufacturing cost competitive production units. Further, developing advanced materials and manufacturing processes for hydropower turbines could result in cost reductions across the entire power plant that will significantly reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of hydropower. Investment in materials and manufacturing will drive an increase of U.S. domestic manufacturing content in clean energy technologies.

DOE is seeking to improve these areas and is requesting information to identify the most promising investment opportunities based on industry needs. The information collected by this RFI will be used for market baseline information and internal DOE planning.

Note:  This is an RFI and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. DOE is not accepting applications for funding. Only responses to this document are being solicited. Responses may include arguments, observations, references, or recommendations that respondents consider relevant to this RFI.

All responses must be submitted electronically by July 12, 2013. For more information on this request, including the detailed set of questions, please visit EERE Exchange.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

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Last updated: 06/17/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.