U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Water Power Program
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.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.