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  BTOLMR1600017 Amendment 000002 - Building Technologies Office National Laboratory Call & Merit Review FY2016 Lab Call (LC) Buildings 2/17/2015 05:00 PM 3/13/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000766 SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar Other Solar 4/2/2015 11:59 PM 5/24/2015 11:59 PM 7/22/2015 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000898 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management TBD
  DE-FOA-0001001 EERE Commercialization Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001015 Notice of Intent: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001039 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001027, Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001046 EE part of Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2014 Phase I (Release 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001068 Notice of Intent to Issue: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001069 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001016 "Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA-0001070 RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001091 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000890 "Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA-0001094 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001104 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products (No. DE-FOA-0001085) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001108 Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 12/16/2014 05:00 PM 3/26/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001117 Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/12/2014 05:00 PM 2/4/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001122 RFI - Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics Suitable for Establishment of a Manufacturing Institute Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001126 SUNSHOT CATALYST PRIZE Other Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001133 RFI - Research and Development Needs and Technical Barriers for Fuel Cells Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001158 RFI - Specific Clean Energy Manufacturing Focus Areas Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001162 TARGETED ALGAL BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS (TABB) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 10/30/2014 05:00 PM 12/19/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001165 RFI - Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Software Tools Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001166 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 11/10/2014 05:00 PM 1/12/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001167 Buildings University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/19/2014 05:00 PM 2/11/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001168 ADVANCING SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF U.S. COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 11/22/2014 05:00 PM 1/20/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001171 Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 11/14/2014 05:00 PM 1/15/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001179 LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY SYSTEMS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 11/21/2014 05:00 PM 1/26/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001180 Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: DE-FOA-0001166 - Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001181 Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 11/21/2014 05:00 PM 1/14/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001182 Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II): Component Metric Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 2/9/2015 05:00 PM 3/26/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001186 CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER: ADVANCED PROJECTS OFFERING LOW LCOE OPPORTUNITIES (CSP: APOLLO) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 11/26/2014 05:00 PM 2/20/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001191 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001167: Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001194 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001168 - Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001195 PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING DESIGN INSIGHTS FOR COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES IN SOLAR 2 (PREDICTS2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/14/2015 05:00 PM 3/12/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001200 Notice of Intent: “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001201 Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 2/26/2015 08:00 PM 4/10/2015 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001203 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Information (RFI) Federal Energy Management TBD
  DE-FOA-0001208 NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES: MEGAWATT CLASS MOTORS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 4/16/2015 05:00 PM 6/3/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001209 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001181: Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001213 FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 2/10/2015 05:00 PM 3/30/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001214 U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: LARGER BLADES TO ACCESS GREATER WIND RESOURCES AND LOWER COSTS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 4/17/2015 05:00 PM 6/4/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001217 Notice of Intent to Issue Fiscal Year 15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001221 Notice of Intent to issue FOA Next generation of Electrical Machines (DE-FOA-0001208) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001222 State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 3/31/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001224 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 4/2/2015 05:00 PM 6/4/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001225 SunShot Technology to Market (Incubator Round 10, SolarMaT Round 3, SUNPATH Round 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 2/13/2015 03:00 PM 3/3/2015 03:00 PM 4/29/2015 03:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001236 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001237 titled Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001237 Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 6/29/2015 05:00 PM 9/1/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001241 Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/5/2015 05:00 PM 4/27/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001243 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001253 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001254 Notice of Intent to Issue FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001262 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms, and Modeling for Manufacturing" (DE-FOA-0001263) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001266 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001268 CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER: CONCENTRATING OPTICS FOR LOWER LEVELIZED ENERGY COSTS (COLLECTS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 6/25/2015 05:00 PM 8/25/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001271 Modification 0001 - CleanTech University Prize (Cleantech UP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 3/4/2015 05:00 PM 4/16/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001274 RFI - Laboratory-Scale and Open Water Testing of Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001275 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001224 titled Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001277 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001214: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001284 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001271: Cleantech University Prize Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001286 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LOW IMPACT HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/7/2015 05:00 PM 6/15/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001297 ASSISTING FEDERAL FACILITIES WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES (AFFECT), FY 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management 4/6/2015 05:00 PM 5/20/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001309 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001286: Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001310 Modification 0002 Next Generation Marine Energy Systems - Durability and Survivability Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/29/2015 05:00 PM 7/15/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001312 Request for Information: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives Request for Information (RFI) Vehicles 3/13/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001315 Modification 0001 - NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHAMPIONS Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) Strategic Programs 7/15/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001318 Request for Information - Solar Big Data and Informatics Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001319 SOLAR BANKABILITY DATA TO ADVANCE TRANSACTIONS AND ACCESS (SB-DATA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 6/22/2015 05:00 PM 7/31/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001320 Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 9/21/2015 05:00 PM 11/13/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001325 Modification 0001: RFI - Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001326 Request for Information: Building America Program Technology-to-Market Roadmaps Request for Information (RFI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001327 Request for Information: Geothermal Concepts and Approaches to Validate Mineral Recovery Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA-0001328 Request for Information (RFI): Risk and Uncertainty Management in Geothermal Exploration Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal TBD
  DE-FOA-0001329 SOLAR TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONALS (STEP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 6/26/2015 05:00 PM 8/18/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001331 Request for Information (RFI): Gas Clean-Up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop Report Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001332 Request for Information: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001343 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Annoucement “Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2” (No. DE-FOA-0001320) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001350 RFI - Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001352 Request for Information (RFI) High Impact Commercial Technology Request for Information (RFI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001355 Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement titled "Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification and Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001356 Request for Information (RFI): Solar PV on Commercial Buildings Request for Information (RFI) Solar 7/27/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001361 Request for Information (RFI): Photovoltaics Research and Development (PV R&D) Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001370 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator and College Team Selection Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Strategic Programs TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001371 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 9/17/2015 05:00 PM 10/29/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001372 Request for Information: Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001373 Request for Information (RFI): Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines Request for Information (RFI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001378 Mod 0002 DOE Traineeship in Power Engineering (Leveraging Wide Bandgap Power Electronics) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 8/12/2015 05:00 PM 9/3/2015 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001379 Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD I) Notice of Intent (NOI) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar TBD TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001391 Notice of Intent No. DE-FOA-0001391 - Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Other - Functional TBD
  DE-FOA-0001394 Request for Information (RFI): Building Envelope Infiltration Diagnostic Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001398 2017 Solar Decathlon College Team Competition Other Strategic Programs 9/17/2015 05:00 PM 10/29/2015 05:00 PM
  SPOTIR-0000018 Technologist-In-Residence Pilot: Laboratory Call for Proposals Lab Call (LC) Strategic Programs 7/13/2015 05:00 PM
  SuNLaMP0000000 SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership (SuNLaMP) Call for Proposals Lab Call (LC) Solar 2/11/2015 05:00 PM 4/13/2015 05:00 PM

BTOLMR1600017: Amendment 000002 - Building Technologies Office National Laboratory Call & Merit Review FY2016

NOTE: The Lab Call Announcement has been updated to incorporate Amendment 000002 discussed below:

Amendment 000002 to this Lab Call Announcement was processed on 02/06/2015.
 

The purpose of this amendment is to insert and revise the Informational Webinar scheduled for today at 2PM ET. To access the full amendment details as referenced above, please refer to the full text version of FOA Amendment 000002 as contained in the FOA Documents section.

 

NOTE: The Lab Call Announcement has been updated to incorporate Amendment 000001 discussed below:

Amendment 000001 to this Lab Call Announcement was processed on 02/04/2015.

The purpose of this amendment is to insert and revise language regarding planned funding levels. To access the full amendment details as referenced above, please refer to the full text version of FOA Amendment 000001 as contained in the FOA Documents section.

The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking multi-year (2 or 3 years) project proposals from national laboratories (‘Labs’) for activities to incorporate into the FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 Annual Operating Plans (AOPs). Only proposals for which a DOE national laboratory is the prime recipient will be considered for funding; all other proposals will be returned without review. This Lab Merit Review will fund the vast majority of the Emerging Technologies (ET) direct lab work starting in FY 2016, and portions of the Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) and Residential Buildings Integration (RBI) direct lab work. This Lab Call & Merit Review is meant to solicit and select two- to three-year projects that will be assessed with quarterly milestones, including annual Go/No-Go decision points. BTO may subsequently issue supplemental Lab Calls should other topics or needs arise.

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 2/17/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/13/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000766: SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, the SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar aims to motivate local governments, communities, solar companies and electric utilities to collaborate towards improving the “going solar” experience from permit to plug-in for all Americans.

This competition offers a total of $10 million in cash awards to the best teams that bring process certainty and reduce the permit to plug-in time from current durations to a swift seven days for small PV systems (≤100 kW) or seven weeks for large systems (≤1 MW). SunShot will provide seed funding to help support up to 20 teams during a set 18-month performance period that begins in September 2015.

Goal and Prizes

Reduce permit-to-plug-in times towards seven days for PV systems ≤100kW (small system contest) or seven weeks for PV systems ≤1 MW (large system contest) and win cash prizes totaling $10 million.

Challenge and Rules

Install a number of PV systems time efficiently during a set 18-month period that aggregates to minimum 10 MW (small system contest) or 15 MW (large system contest) with best scores for repeatability, time performance and replicability. Read the rules to learn about these performance metrics.


NOTICE: This is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The FOA number is used for tracking purposes only.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/2/2015 11:59 PM ET
  • Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5/24/2015 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/22/2015 11:59 PM ET
  • Reply to Reviewer Comments Submission Deadline: 9/22/2015 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000898: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) initially titled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT).”  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  The AFFECT FOA will provide direct funding to U.S. Federal agencies for the development of capital projects and other initiatives to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at agency facilities.

It is anticipated that the FOA will include the following two (2) topic areas:

Topic Area 1: Combined Heat and Power (CHP); and

Topic Area 2: Renewable Energy, including solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, ocean, geothermal, waste to energy, and new hydroelectric energy technologies.

The purpose of this Notice is to encourage prospective applicants to begin formulating ideas, gathering data, and developing partnerships in anticipation of the issuance of the FOA. Prior to FOA issuance, FEMP is making technical assistance available upon request to Federal agencies to identify and analyze CHP or renewable energy opportunities and technologies.  FEMP technical assistance related to the objectives of the AFFECT FOA will only be available to Federal agencies up until the release of the FOA, which is tentatively scheduled for release in the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2014.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001001: EERE Commercialization

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to assist in further defining the scope and priorities of EERE’s commercialization and entrepreneurship activities. Specifically, this RFI is intended to inform the Commercialization Team’s activities within the Office of Strategic Programs.

 Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to commercialization@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EST) on October 20, 2013. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.docx) attachment to the email with no more than 3 pages in length for each category section listed in the RFI. Please use 11 point font and .75 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001015: Notice of Intent: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)

NOTICE OF INTENT:

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)”.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice of the proposed upcoming FOA. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in FY14.  Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

Internal analysis from the Building Technology Office’s Prioritization Tool shows that energy-efficient window (fenestration) attachments are cost-effective and with increased market penetration, have the potential to save nearly 800 TBtu per year by. As a result, BTO has developed a strategy to catalyze rapid deployment and installation of energy-efficient fenestration attachments. The FOA’s objective is to develop a third-party program that creates a consistent set of energy performance-based rating and certification standards and program procedures, oversees the implementation of rating, certification, labeling, and performance verification procedures, and develops and maintains a publicly available, searchable electronic database of fenestration attachment product performance. A third-party rating, certification, and labeling program would enable consumers to distinguish among energy-efficient attachment products and models. The underlying data would assist architects and engineers in better understanding the energy impact of a particular product choice.

The intended FOA will address this need by providing the successful Awardee with four years of funding to develop a program for rating, certification, performance verification, and labeling standards for residential and commercial fenestration attachments.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001039: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001027, Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014”, Number DE-FOA-0001027. The Notice of Intent is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. DOE plans to issue the FOA in or around the first calendar quarter in 2014. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.  It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Areas of Interest:

 

Incubators (Off-Roadmap):

 

Area of Interest 1:  Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings

 

Innovative energy-efficiency technologies, approaches, or design tools NOT already supported or targeted by BTO are eligible to apply under this area of interest, providing they show a clear application to residential and/or commercial buildings with significant primary energy savings potential.

Area of Interest 2:  Innovative Sensors & Sensor Systems

Develop open architecture sensors and sensor systems that easily share data to enable building operators and owners to cost effectively capture energy and cost savings through the use of new and existing control system applications. Major goals in this development area are low cost, data sharing, and ease of deployment (plug-n-play methodologies).

Frontiers (Roadmap-Driven):

 

Area of Interest 3:  Advanced Energy-Efficient Clothes Dryers

Applications are sought for advanced electric energy-efficient clothes dryers (vented and ventless).  Economic and technical goals are defined for this area.  Furthermore, concepts with measurable non-energy benefits, which are important for market success, are particularly encouraged.

Area of Interest 4:  Highly Insulating Building Envelope Components

Subtopic  1, Visibly transparent building envelope components:  There are technical and economic goals for this area that are significant improvements of current technology.  Performance metrics include ≥ R-7 (residential) and ≥ R-5 (commercial).

Subtopic 2, Opaque building envelope components:  The metrics and targets for this subtopic are > R-8/inch building envelope thermal insulation material that can be added to either the exterior or interior walls in existing buildings at < $0.30/ft2 installed cost premium (labor and material).

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001046: EE part of Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2014 Phase I (Release 2)

Congress established the SBIR and STTR programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy. SBIR has four program goals:

  • Stimulate technological innovation
  • Use small business to meet Federal R/R&D needs
  • Foster and encourage participation by the socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses, and those that are 51 percent owned and controlled by women, in technological innovation
  • Increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R/R&D, thereby increasing competition, productivity, and economic growth

The Department of Energy is making available up to $4 million for cleantech projects through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which help small businesses develop technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. Small businesses that win awards in these programs keep the rights to any technologies they develop and are encouraged to commercialize them. The programs help small businesses bring innovative technologies to market that help spur economic growth and diversify the nation's energy portfolio. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)  is one of five “applied energy” program Offices participating in  Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), (DE-FOA-0001046) posted on grants.gov and FedConnect.  This solicitation, like all DOE SBIR/STTR solicitations is being run by the DOE/SBIR office (science.energy.gov/sbir).

Letters of Intent must be submitted by December 16, 2013, 5:00 pm EST

Full applications must be submitted by February 4, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST

Submitting your Letter of Intent

Letters of intent will only be accepted electronically through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) website: https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/. Please refer to Part IV B of the Funding Opportunity Announcement for instructions for submitting your letter of intent.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001046) is available at FedConnect: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx. The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be downloaded by clicking on the “BODY” link on the right side of the page. The Topics for Release 2 are available at:http://www.science.energy.gov/~/media/sbir/pdf/docs/C38P1R2_Topics_11_01_13_FINAL_Ver_5.pdf. 

FOA Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001068: Notice of Intent to Issue: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SolarMat 2)”.

This FOA supports the development and implementation of innovative technologies that will create competitive advantage for domestic solar energy technology manufacturers and manufacturers in the solar supply chain.  The total federal funding will be approximately $25M with a minimum 50% awardee cost share required.  Projects are expected to be funded with a maximum award level of $5M.

Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange January 2014.

It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange February 2014.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001069: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001016 "Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program"

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program.” EERE's objective in this FOA is to promote the advancement of thermal energy processes capable of converting geothermal heat sources into power, in conjunction with the development or exploitation of technologies capable of capturing, concentrating, and/or purifying valuable materials contained within geothermal brines to economically extract resources that can provide additional revenue streams to geothermal operators. This targeted initiative of the GTO focuses on strategic mineral extraction as a path to optimize the value stream of low-to-moderate temperature resources.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001070: RFI - Net Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Energy and Innovative Solar Deployment Models

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from utilities (investor-owned, municipal, and electric cooperative), the solar industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the net valuation of solar photovoltaics (PV) and innovative cost-effective distributed solar PV deployment models.  EERE is specifically interested in information on the net benefits and costs of the electricity and services distributed solar PV provides (both internal and external to the transaction), including the benefits and costs distributed solar PV delivers to and receives from the electric grid.  EERE is also interested in information on emerging solar deployment models (e.g., alternative regulatory designs, shared and community solar), which can help expand access to distributed solar PV generation and grow market-based opportunities for solar deployment.  This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  EERE is not accepting applications.

All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an email message addressed to NetValueSolarRFI@go.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 05:00PM ET on 2/28/14.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001091: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000890 "Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)"

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office, DE-FOA-0000890, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)."

 

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the DOE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term.  Any of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change.  DOE will not entertain any questions or telephone calls at this time involving this Notice.  Once the FOA has been released, DOE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

 

This is a Notice of Intent only.  DOE is not accepting applications for funding as a result of this notice.  DOE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or may not issue a FOA at all.

FOA Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001094: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies

The purpose of this modification is to change the FOA issue date stated in this NOI from 03/31/2014 to 05/07/2014.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuels Technologies.

 

The mission of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is to enable the widespread commercialization of a portfolio of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through applied research, technology development and demonstration, and diverse efforts to overcome institutional and market challenges. Fuel cell systems research and development (R&D) is working to reduce cost and improve durability for fuel cells used in transportation, stationary, and portable applications. Hydrogen fuel R&D continues to improve hydrogen-producing technologies from renewable resources, end use delivery, and lightweight, compact, low-cost storage systems. To accomplish this mission, FCTO has developed a strategic plan, or multi year program plan (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/mypp) to identify the technical challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. These technical challenges and barriers form the basis for FCTO to issue funding opportunities announcements (FOAs) for financial assistance awards in these specific areas. However, FCTO recognizes that there may be very novel and potentially disruptive ideas that do not necessarily satisfy the requirement of specific FOAs yet still meet the goals and mission of FCTO. The FCTO Incubator Program is intended to identify these potentially impactful ideas that are not addressed in FCTO’s strategic plan or project portfolio. It is NOT intended to fund projects that are incremental improvements to current products or processes or for established work in FCTO’s strategic plan or current portfolio.

 

It is anticipated that the FOA will be open to any and all impactful ideas which significantly advance the mission of the FCTO.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001104: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products (No. DE-FOA-0001085)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products”.

This FOA seeks diversification of the BETO portfolio to allow for biological, chemical and hybrid upgrading processes (multi step, chemical and biological) that will broadly encompass pathways found under the BETO Conversion – Biochemical Technology Area. While thermochemical pathways will not be considered, all related new chemical and biological concepts, ideas and approaches will be considered. Allowable biomass feed intermediates for this FOA are cellulosic sugars, lignocellulose derivatives, lignin, cellulosic alcohols, bio-solids and biogases produced through the conversion of organic matter from renewable biomass (excluding syngas).

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in April 2014.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

The SunShot Initiative (SunShot) is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. The installed cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has reduced significantly in recent years, spurring significant and accelerating deployment of PV systems.

 

With the anticipated proliferation of solar power at the centralized and distributed scales, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for reliably integrating photovoltaics (PV) with electric power systems, both at the distribution and bulk system levels.

 

The goal of the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, SHINES Funding Opportunity is to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective technologies for solar that incorporates energy storage and works seamlessly to meet both consumer needs and the needs of the electricity grid. Such an integrated solution should utilize smart inverters, and be capable of working with smart buildings, smart appliances, and utility communication and control systems. The solutions thus developed will enable widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable PV generation, and provide for successful integration of PV power plants with the electric grid.

 

WEBINAR UPDATE:

The SHINES FOA Webinar on Thursday, November 13, 2014 had technical difficulties and has been rescheduled for November 18, 2014.  Please register at the link below.

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/656418777

 

 

Title:      SHINES FOA

Date:     Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time:     3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

 

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

 

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/16/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/26/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001117: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in high-risk, high-value research, development and deployment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. EERE, through the Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117, entitled “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations”.  The FOA seeks to develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable. BTO's strategic goal is to significantly improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings to reduce national energy demand and allow the nation to work toward greater energy independence and a cleaner environment.

With this FOA, EERE anticipates selecting and funding 1 to 4 building science teams in 2015 for the Building America Research Program. Selected teams will conduct applied Research and Development (R&D) in real world houses, develop and implement solutions to three inter-related core technical challenges which are necessary to meet the program goals for both new and existing homes. Core technical challenges include: A) high performance, low risk building envelope assemblies and systems to achieve low heating and cooling loads; B) optimal comfort systems (HVAC and distribution) for low-load homes; and C) high performance ventilation systems and indoor air quality strategies for low-load homes

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

The Building America informational Webinar is scheduled to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 3:00pm EST. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed.  Please register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/598800209

For questions and answers pertaining to the content of this FOA, please reference 'DE-FOA-0001117_FAQs' in FOA Documents 

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/12/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/4/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001122: RFI - Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics Suitable for Establishment of a Manufacturing Institute

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed. 

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges and shared facility needs in addressing advanced manufacturing development challenges impacting clean energy manufacturing.  

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on general issues and topics to the establishment of potential Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes.  AMO seeks information through this RFI to understand cross-cutting as well as specific manufacturing challenges that if addressed could provide the underlying motivation for the formation of a manufacturing innovation institute, consistent with the mission of the Department of Energy, the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE) and AMO.  This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to AMOGolden@go.doe.gov  with a subject line “Response to RFI” no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on May 20, 2014.   Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) of no more than 8 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001126: SUNSHOT CATALYST PRIZE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, SunShot Initiative (SunShot) is proud to announce the Catalyst Program.  Catalyst is a series of contests designed to incentivize the public to address time-sensitive market problems in the solar industry.  For more information on the Catalyst Program and for the official rules please visit http://catalyst.energy.gov

Questions regarding the Catalyst competition can be answered by visiting: http://catalyst.energy.gov/ or by sending an e-mail to SunShot.Catalyst@ee.doe.gov.

NOTICE: This is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The FOA number is used for tracking purposes only.

FOA Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001133: RFI - Research and Development Needs and Technical Barriers for Fuel Cells

Amendment 000001: Revised the Closing Date to June 9, 2014.  Revised the information regarding the Pre-Solicitation Workshop at the 2014 Annual Merit Review.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders to assist in the development of topics for a potential Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for fuel cells and fuel cell systems designed for transportation, stationary, and early market applications as well as cross-cutting stack and balance of plant (BOP) component technology.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback on R&D needs for and technical barriers to the widespread commercialization of fuel cells for transportation, stationary, and early market segments. Feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders is sought. FCTO is specifically interested in information on R&D needs and priorities concerning the development of low-cost fuel cell components and pathways leading to improved fuel cell performance and durability. Input received from this RFI will be considered prior to FCTO issuing a fuel cell FOA (subject to Congressional appropriations).

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to fuelcellresearchneeds@ee.doe.gov  no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on June 9, 2014. Each response must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) document. Institutions providing input on more than one of the above categories should provide a separate document for each category, with the file name containing the category number and the institution name (e.g. if Company X is submitting responses to categories 1 and 2, two separate documents should be submitted with filenames “Category 1 - Company X.docx” and “Category 2 - Company X.docx”). Each response document should be no more than 2 pages in length, 12-point font, and 1-inch margins. Total attachment size should be less than 25MB to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001158: RFI - Specific Clean Energy Manufacturing Focus Areas Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

DESCRIPTION: The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges and shared facility needs in addressing advanced manufacturing development challenges impacting clean energy manufacturing.  AMO is particularly interested in the challenges associated with advanced manufacturing technology which might be overcome by pre-competitive collaborations conducted via a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. AMO recently completed a broad RFI on this topic area. The intent of this RFI is to narrow the focus of a possible Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute and invite discussion on a set of the following specific focus areas. The Topical/Technical Focus Areas under consideration in this RFI are:

              Advanced Materials Manufacturing (AMM)

              Advanced Sensing, Control, and Platforms for Manufacturing (ASCPM)

              High-Efficiency Modular Chemical Processes (HEMCP)

              High Value Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing (R2R)

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on specific issues and topics related to the establishment of Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes through specific Topical/Technical Focus Areas described herein.  AMO seeks information through this RFI to understand cross-cutting as well as specific manufacturing challenges that if addressed could provide the underlying motivation for the formation of a manufacturing innovation institute, consistent with the mission of the Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and AMO.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to AMOGolden@ee.doe.gov  with a subject line “Response to RFI” no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on October 3, 2014. Any late responses will not be reviewed.  Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) of no more than 8 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Submission of existing commercial documentation and product literature is NOT an acceptable response. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001162: TARGETED ALGAL BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS (TABB)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”.

The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: the high cost of producing algal biomass and the low yield of target biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks produced from algae.  Specifically, the TABB FOA will support: 1) the development of algae cultures that produce valuable bioproducts alongside fuels to increase the overall value of the biomass; and 2) the development of crop protection and CO2 utilization technologies to boost culture productivity and yield to reduce the cost of the biomass.  The goal is to enable a modeled minimum fuel selling price, assuming mature technologies, of less than $5 gasoline gallon equivalent for algal biofuels through creation of valuable products alongside fuels and achieving increased biomass productivity that leads to higher feedstock yields. 

The TABB FOA includes two topic areas:

1. Consortia that bring together upstream and downstream expertise to develop biofuels and bioproducts from algae that are comparable and competitive with their petroleum-based counterparts and have broad national market impacts;

2. Single investigator or small team technology development projects focused on developing crop protection or CO2 utilization technologies to raise the biomass productivity and demonstrate that the increase could lead to higher yields.

Consortia projects in Topic Area 1 will develop and characterize finished products and fuels spanning the entire algae processing system (cultivation, harvesting, processing, refining/bioproduct production).  The projects in Topic Area 2 will increase algal biomass productivity and/or yield via crop protection or CO2 utilization strategies.               

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

 Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

The TABB FOA Informational Webinar was held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EST. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures were discussed.

Here is the YouTube link to the webinar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2NOLV8RIRw

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Contact Information

  • TABBFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA.
  • eere-exchangesupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/30/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/19/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001165: RFI - Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Software Tools

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed. 

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to market opportunities to enhance and expand upon certain AMO system software tools and related assets. At the present time these software tool resources/assets are primarily maintained and managed by the U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). This RFI seeks information to assist with the transition of these resources to be primarily or solely managed by a third party (or parties). AMO is particularly interested in business strategies to ensure:

             The resource content is maintained, improved and enhanced

             The resources remain available to the industrial sector

             The current and future market needs for these system assets are addressed

             Adaptation to rapidly changing and progressing electronic and IT infrastructure is embraced and addressed

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to AMOTools@go.doe.gov  with a subject line “Response to RFI” no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on September 30, 2014.   Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) of no more than 8 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins as an attachment to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001166: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015

The Emerging Technologies (ET) Program of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports applied research and development for technologies and systems that contribute to building energy consumption.  BTO’s goal is to deliver 50% primary energy savings in the year 2030, relative to the baseline energy consumption projected by the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook.  The ET Program is helping to meet this goal by enabling cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies to be developed and introduced into the marketplace.  The ET Program maintains support for the national laboratories in five core areas:  Solid-State Lighting, HVAC (includes water heating and appliances), Sensors & Controls, Windows & Envelope, and Modeling & Tools.  This FOA combines an early-stage research and development topic (Innovations) with a later-stage research and development topic (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties, including corporations, universities, and non-profits as well as the national labs, to contribute to advancement in two of these core technological areas:  Non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies. These topics are combined into this single, relatively large FOA in order to reduce administrative costs and to ensure that only the best applications are supported.

 

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001166 BENEFIT FOA FAQ sheet in FOA Documents.  

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/10/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/12/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001167: Buildings University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0001167 - Buildings University Innovators And Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015 seeks to improve the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy efficiency R&D, develop strong industrial partnerships and improve manufacturing education. This FOA makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for teams at USA-based institutions of higher education to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies.  Teams of engineering and business students will develop and work toward commercializing building energy-efficient technologies or approaches. Teams may develop a technology (hardware), software, or a manufacturing process with direct application to residential, multi-family and/or commercial buildings in the USA, with significant primary energy savings potential.  The link to the full FOA document is in in the FOA Documents section below.

For questions and answers pertaining to the content of this FOA, please reference DE-FOA-0001167_FAQs in FOA Documents below. 

 


Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/19/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/11/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001168: ADVANCING SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF U.S. COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has issued, on behalf of the Buildings Technology Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number DE-FOA-0001168 entitled “Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings.”

 

Through this FOA, DOE seeks to fund the scale-up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in the commercial building sector. The objective of this funding is to build a path for market-ready solutions to be used at scale across the U.S. to improve building energy efficiency. 

 

In order for the Building Technologies Office Commercial Building Integration Program to meet DOE’s national energy efficiency goals for commercial buildings (20% improvement by 2020; 50% by 2030), the program has invested in the development of resources, tools, and solutions designed to help overcome these barriers to energy efficiency.  Successful proposals will deploy one or more of these resources, tools and solutions through successful existing programs or innovative new ones, to increase program impact and increase energy savings in commercial buildings.  Coalitions of organizations are encouraged to apply together in order to better leverage current deployment channels, market orientation, strategic relationships and overall deployment impact (geographic, sector or otherwise.)  Successful applicants will succinctly summarize persistent market barriers, the solution or solutions proposed to overcome one or more market barriers, and the deployment opportunity and plan to achieve results.  DOE is interested in proposals that will impact a significant geographic or market sector (at least 100 buildings is the minimum for consideration).  Proposals should develop a program over the grant period that can be self-sustaining without DOE funding after the funding period ends. 

 

For questions and answers pertaining to the content of this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001168 CBI 2015 FAQ in FOA Documents.

 

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/22/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/20/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001171: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2015

Amendment 0001:  Please see below under FOA Documents for Amendment 0001 to this Funding Opportunity Announcement.  The purpose of Amendment 0001 is to remove the requirement for a separate Workplan component of the Technical Volume.  The original issuance of theFOA required the Workplan to be submitted as a separate Word document.  Under this amendment, the Workplan shall be included in the Technical Volume and is subject to all Technical Volume requirements.  All changes under this amendment are contained in Section IV.D.  Changes are highlighted in yellow.   



Through research and development of solid-state lighting (SSL),including both light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, the objectives of this opportunity are to:

·         Maximize the energy-efficiency of SSL products in the marketplace;

·         Remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance;

·         Reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires;

·         Improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products; and

Encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. manufacturing within the SSL industry. 

 

The Topic Areas of Interest for this Announcement include topics for LED and OLED technologies: 

 

Topic Area 1:  LED Core Technology Research

Topic Area 2:  OLED Core Technology Research

Topic Area 3:  LED Product Development-Novel LED Luminaire Systems (MYPP Task B.6.4)

Topic Area 4:  OLED Product Development

Topic Area 5:  LED Manufacturing Research & Development

Topic Area 6:  OLED Manufacturing Research & Development

 

For additional information regarding Solid-State Lighting Research and Development, please see the program roadmap documents:

Solid-State Lighting Research and Development: Multi-Year Program Plan(http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/ssl_mypp2014_web.pdf)

Solid-State Lighting Research and Development: Manufacturing Roadmap

(http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/ssl_mfg_roadmap_aug2014.pdf) 

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions.  The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines.  The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. 

 

Applicants that experience issuse with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:  In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov).  The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

 

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:  In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov).  The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence).  DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

 

Slide presentations for the two informational webinars are available below. Questions asked during the webinar will be answered within the FAQ section. 

Application files can now be uploaded under the Full Application section.
 
 

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/14/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/15/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001179: LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY SYSTEMS

NOTE: The FOA has been updated to incorporate Modification 001 and Modification 002, as discussed below:

This FOA was modified for a first time on December 18, 2014. The purpose of this modification is to extend the following dates:

1. Submission Deadline for Full Applications;

2. Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;

3. Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications.

This FOA was modified for a second time on February 12, 2015. The purpose of this modification is to extend the following dates:

1. Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;

2.Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications.

See Modification 002 under FOA Documents below.

 

EERE is seeking interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. For the purposes of this FOA, cellulosic feedstock production refers to dedicated annual and perennial energy crops, use of agricultural and forestry residues, or a combination of these options.

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.

The eXCHANGE system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

Informational Webinar: 

An informational webinar about the Funding Opportunity Announcement and the application process was held on Monday, November 3, 3:00 Eastern Time. Attendance was not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. The link to the audio file of the webinar can be found at: http://youtu.be/Xupg-Jk2Ssc. Please note you will need to provide the same registration information as you did for the webinar. The webinar slides are also now available for review.

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Contact Information

  • BETOLandscapeDesignFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/26/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001180: Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: DE-FOA-0001166 - Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015

The BENEFIT 2015 FOA  seeks to fund next-generation non-vapor compression HVAC technologies (Innovations) and improvements to existing advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties, including corporations, universities, and non-profits as well as the national labs, to contribute to advancement in these technological areas. These topics are combined into this single, relatively large FOA in order to reduce administrative costs and to ensure that only the best applications are supported.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of the FOA.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001181: Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The purpose of Modification 0003 is to update the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments from Feb. 2, 2015 to Feb. 13, 2015.

To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to fund Research and Development (R&D) projects that advance the technical readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies.  This FOA will also support the field testing and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies, which if successful, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce their impacts on bats and ease the regulatory & financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat.

The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:
In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

A webinar was held on Wednesday, November 5. Click the link below to access the webinar. Please note that you will be asked to register.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/932768905

 

 

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the EERE Exchange system only.
  • BatMitigationFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the content of this specific FOA. Questions must be submitted no fewer than 3 days prior to the FOA closing date.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/14/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001182: Marine and Hydrokinetic Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II): Component Metric Validation

The Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II): Component Metric Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) refines the approach that was used for the FY13 Systems Performance Advancement FOA (SPA I); which developed and tested components to validate performance independent of integrated systems. SPA I and SPA II focus on achieving technical performance gains through advanced controls, Power-Take Off (PTO) components, and innovative structures. SPA II is a progression from SPA I, with additional emphasis on metrics validated at the component level, as well as crosscutting component applications for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. These initiatives are part of a multi-year strategy to optimize MHK components in preparation for commercial ready system integration. 

SPA II will support component development in three topic areas that have the greatest potential to impact annual energy production (AEP):

·       Topic Area 1: Advanced Controls

·       Topic Area 2: Crosscutting Power Take-Off (PTO) Components

·       Topic Area 3: Innovative Structures

The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:
In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

A webinar on this FOA was held Thursday, January 22, 2015. Click the link below to access the webinar. Note that you will be asked to register. Please also note that there is a delay of approximately 2 minutes before the webinar actually begins.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/306681136

 


 

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical assistance with the EERE Exchange system only.
  • SPAIIFOA1182@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to this specific Funding Opportunity Announcement. Questions must be submitted no later than 3 business days prior to the submission deadline for applications.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/9/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/26/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001186: CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER: ADVANCED PROJECTS OFFERING LOW LCOE OPPORTUNITIES (CSP: APOLLO)

Please note: the deadline to reply to reviewer comments has changed to April 11, 2015 at 5:00PM Eastern.

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Building upon the successful outcomes of the 2012 SunShot CSP R&D FOA, the CSP: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities FOA seeks to further CSP system technologies by soliciting transformative projects for all of the components of a CSP plant. These innovative projects will seek to meet the targets set out in the SunShot Vision Study, enabling CSP to be cost-competitive with conventional forms of electric power generation. Projects will address challenges in every technical system of the plant, including solar collectors, receivers and heat transfer fluids, thermal energy storage, power cycles, as well as operations and maintenance, which have not been previously specifically targeted by CSP FOAs.

Informational Webinar: 10/10/2014 @ 3PM Eastern

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/508346624

 

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/26/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/20/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001191: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001167: Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015.”


The BUILD FOA will have the following objectives:
(i) Improving the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy-efficiency R&D
(ii) Enabling American universities to develop stronger partnerships with industry
(iii) Improving manufacturing education in American universities

EERE envisions awarding multiple competitive financial assistance awards in the form of cooperative agreements with an estimated period of performance of approximately 2 years to USA-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies.  These student teams must include undergraduate students, and be led by faculty with relevant expertise in energy efficient technologies, manufacturing (for projects developing hardware), and commercialization.  The Lead Institution must be an Institution of Higher Education, which includes, but is not limited to universities, 2-year community colleges, and predominantly undergraduate institutions.  The Lead Institution can choose to team with external partners such as a manufacturer or a government laboratory, but an external partner is not required at the time of application.  Teams may propose to develop any technology (hardware), software, or manufacturing process with direct application to residential, multi-family and/or commercial buildings in the USA, with significant primary energy savings potential.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Building Technologies Office, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in late calander year 2014.

Please  review the full Notice of Intent "Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0001191" under the FOA Documents section for more information.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001194: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001168 - Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Buildings Technology Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number DE-FOA-0001168 entitled “Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings”.

Through this FOA, DOE seeks to fund the scale-up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in the commercial building sector. The objective of this funding is to build a path for market-ready solutions to be used at scale across the U.S. to improve building energy efficiency. 

In order for the Building Technologies Office Commercial Building Integration Program to meet DOE’s national energy efficiency goals for commercial buildings (20% improvement by 2020; 50% by 2030), the program has invested in the development of resources, tools, and solutions designed to help overcome these barriers to energy efficiency.  DOE’s Commercial Building Integration Program is interested in funding proposals that deploy these resources and solutions, through successful existing programs or innovative new ones, to increase program effectiveness and increase energy savings in commercial buildings.

The full Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001194 is posted in the FOA Documents section of this NOI.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. DOE plans to issue the FOA in or around the last calendar quarter in 2014. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001195: PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING DESIGN INSIGHTS FOR COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES IN SOLAR 2 (PREDICTS2)

***Replies to reviewer comments are due by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, April 22, 2015***

This FOA was modified on January 7, 2015.

The purposes of this modification are to:

Extend the concept paper deadline from 1/7/2015 to 1/14/2015 5:00pm EST.Revise the cost sharing requirement to include the cost share reduction waiver as per Section III.B.1 of the FOA.

The Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS 2) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Eligible projects will examine the performance of PV modules and will develop accelerated tests to better understand how solar modules degrade over time and achieve improved lifetime performance of the modules.

Key focus areas will include using physics and chemistry and advanced data analysis to gain a better understanding of why solar modules fail, developing improved product tests and new rapid testing techniques or instruments – either outdoors after installation or during the manufacturing process – that evaluate module reliability, and improving data models to predict performance over time.

These projects will directly support SunShot’s mission to cut the cost of solar energy technologies and increase widespread deployment of safe, reliable and efficient solar electricity nationwide. The total federal funding for this opportunity will be approximately $9.7 million with a minimum 20% required awardee cost share. Individual awards will likely range from $500,000 to $1,500,000.

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/14/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/12/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001200: Notice of Intent: “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation”

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled,“ Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation”, DE-FOA-0001117.

Selected teams will conduct applied Research and Development (R&D) in real world houses to demonstrate market-relevant strategies that will lead to 40% energy savings in existing homes (pre-post retrofit) by 2030 and 50% savings in new homes (over International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2009) by 2025. 

Through this FOA, EERE will fund high impact projects that develop and demonstrate integrated solutions to any or all of these core technical challenges, primarily focused on solutions for U.S. climate zones with the greatest need – i.e., Hot/humid, Mixed Humid, and Cold climates. 

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Building Technologies Office, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange late calendar year 2014.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001201: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

Amendment 000003 to DE-FOA-0001201.


The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement”.


This FOA supports a broad technology portfolio aimed at developing and deploying cutting-edge advanced highway transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while meeting or exceeding vehicle performance and cost expectations.  Research, development, and deployment activities focus on reducing the cost and improving the performance of a mix of near-and-long-term vehicle technologies.


Specifically, these activities contribute to achieving the goals and objectives of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, with a focus on accelerating the development of advanced batteries, power electronics, and lightweight materials technologies.  In addition, this FOA supports technology development to reduce petroleum consumption through fuel economy improvements – specifically, advancements in combustion engines, alternative fuels, and other enabling technologies.


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Join us for a Webinar on February 4, 2015
Title:  FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA Webinar
Date:  February 4, 2015
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required:  Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required:  Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Please register for the FOA 1201 webinar prior to 12:00pm, EST on 2/4/2015 using the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3946765521621479682
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email providing a link to join the webinar and a telephone number. Audio for this webinar will be available through your computer and/or telephone. If you choose to dial-in, you will need both the Access Code (provided in your confirmation email) and the Audio Pin (shown after joining the webinar on your computer).

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/26/2015 8:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/10/2015 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001203: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015

THIS  REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. 

EERE intends to issue, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015 (AFFECT 2015).”  This RFI seeks input from interested parties and stakeholders regarding the subject of the anticipated FOA and related details.  If the FOA is issued, it will likely provide grants to Federal agencies for renewable energy projects that are incorporated into a privately financed performance contract, such as an Energy Savings Performance Contract or Utility Energy Service Contract, or as part of a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).  Applications for renewable energy projects that are financed through appropriations will also be considered.  A key merit review criterion will likely be how much private and/or agency funds are leveraged against the FEMP AFFECT grant funding. Highly leveraging outside funds through performance contracting is important, because it will lead to projects of greater impact. If the FOA is issued, it will be released at some point in Fiscal Year 2015, which began October 1, 2014 and ends September 30, 2015.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001208: NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES: MEGAWATT CLASS MOTORS

 

Manufacturing is the use of energy, equipment, information, services, and capital to convert raw materials, components, and parts into goods that meet market expectations. As an economic sector, manufacturing generates 12 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs 12 million Americans. The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) makes research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) investments in advanced manufacturing process and materials technologies. These technologies are foundational, pervasive, and promise crosscutting industrial applications and impact in reducing industry’s energy footprint and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as supporting the global competitiveness of clean energy products. By targeting the development of energy-related advanced manufacturing technology, AMO’s work can create completely new supply chains and stimulate significant economic growth and job creation.

AMO’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program is an RD&D effort leveraging recent technology advancements in power electronics and electric motors to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed, integrated MV drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy applications. Improvements to these systems can be realized through the application of key enabling technologies, such as wide bandgap devices, advanced magnetic materials, improved insulation materials, aggressive cooling techniques, high speed bearing designs, and improved conductors or superconducting materials. Through this development program, NGEM will facilitate a step-change that enables more efficient use of electricity, as well as reduced drive system size and weight, developing lasting capabilities for motor material development, design, and analysis that are cost-shared with industry stakeholders.

This specific Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is focused on developing MV integrated drive systems that leverage the benefits of state of the art power electronics (i.e., wide bandgap devices) with energy efficient, high speed, direct drive, megawatt (MW) class electric motors for efficiency and power density improvements in three primary areas: (1) chemical and petroleum refining industries; (2) natural gas infrastructure; and (3) general industrial applications. These application areas represent a significant number of motor installations, a large amount of electrical energy consumption, and significant opportunities for U.S. technology and manufacturing competitiveness.

Informational Webinar: The webinar mentioned in the FOA was held on April 1st, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Below is the ink to the previously recorded informational webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3673603953895481089

The webinar script and slides are provided in the FOA Documents section below.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/16/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/3/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001209: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001181: Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities.”

 

To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks through this FOA to fund projects that advance the technical and commercial readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies including, but not limited to, bat deterrents and operational changes that have a high likelihood of reducing bat mortality at a facility. This FOA will also support the demonstration and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies at operational wind facilities. These technologies, once successfully demonstrated, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce bat mortality at wind facilities and ease the regulatory and financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat.

 

The full Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0001209 is posted in the FOA Documents section of this NOI. 

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. EERE plans to issue the FOA in the first Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 (by December 31, 2014). The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001213: FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact. 

This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, but it can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is continuing to issue "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios.  The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs.  Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) develops and deploys efficient and environmentally-friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. These technologies will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment. 

For example, the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge requires dramatic improvements in plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) performance and cost that are specified as technical targets and “stretch goals” for key technical areas of plug-in electric vehicles. These are detailed in the EV Everywhere Blueprint document, posted on the VTO website.

Other specific technology and technical goals can be found in supporting roadmaps and plans such as the Office's Multiyear Program Plan, U.S. DRIVE Partnership Plan; 21st Century Truck Roadmap and Technical White Papers; and other plans and roadmaps referenced on the website.

This Vehicle Technologies Incubator FOA is open to proposals that aim to bring to market a novel, non-incremental technology that facilitates one or more of the overall VTO goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The full spectrum of technologies and non-hardware solutions relevant to efficient and environmentally friendly transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum will be considered for funding.

The description above is meant to demonstrate the breadth of possibilities. 

The following types of applications will be deemed nonresponsive and will not be reviewed or considered:

• Commercial hardware technologies, products, and solutions;

• Incremental improvements to existing technologies, products, or solutions;

• Solutions, approaches, or technologies similar to those already being investigated through current or recent DOE projects; and

• Technologies that are not based on sound scientific principles (e.g., violates the law of thermodynamics).

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement as well as submission of applications are found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.


Join us for a Webinar on January 20, 2015

Please register for the FOA 1213 webinar prior to 12:00pm, EST on 1/20/2015 using the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8741863273498284290

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email providing a link to join the webinar and a telephone number. Audio for this webinar will be available through your computer and/or telephone. If you choose to dial-in, you will need both the Access Code (provided in your confirmation email) and the Audio Pin (shown after joining the webinar on your computer).

Title:  FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator FOA Webinar

Date:  January 20, 2015

Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required:  Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required:  Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer


Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/10/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/30/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001214: U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: LARGER BLADES TO ACCESS GREATER WIND RESOURCES AND LOWER COSTS

The purpose of Modification 0001 is to update the Full Application Submission Deadline from 05/28/2015 to 06/04/2015.

This FOA supports Research and Development (R&D) partnerships leading to innovative designs and processes for the manufacturing and assembly of wind turbine blades in order to facilitate deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines. Supported projects will develop cost-competitive integrated solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting overland, and assembling rotor blades longer than 60m, with design concepts scalable to greater lengths, and installing them at wind turbine hub heights of at least 120m.

This FOA is intended to be forward-looking in addressing U.S. market dynamics and domestic manufacturing opportunities through innovative solutions to constructing and assembling larger blades directly applicable to mitigating U.S. transportation constraints. Awards under the FOA will support partnerships between DOE and research and development (R&D) teams, including manufacturers.

The objectives of this FOA are to:

1. Reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of land-based wind power in appropriate wind regimes by enabling the use of taller towers over their entire lifecycle, allowing wind turbines to capture stronger wind resources aloft.

2. Increase the wind turbine deployment opportunities in lower wind speed regions across the country where wind energy has previously been more expensive to deploy.

3. Increase U.S. competitiveness in alignment with the EERE Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI).

Single Topic Area: This FOA is focused solely on R&D projects intended to raise the technology readiness level of large wind turbine blade manufacturing and installation concepts. New innovations in blade design as well as improvements in manufacturing and assembly processes are expected outcomes of this FOA. Solutions may include, but are not limited to, modular, segmented or site-fabricated blade technologies. Resulting designs and associated manufacturing, logistics and installation requirements may be applicable to both land-based and offshore wind plants.

The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

A webinar for this FOA was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Click the link below to access the webinar. Note that you will be asked to register. Please also note that there is a delay of approximately 3 minutes before the webinar actually begins.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7663517246308780033

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical assistance with the EERE Exchange system only.
  • WindMfgFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to this specific Funding Opportunity Announcement. Questions must be submitted no later than 3 business days prior to the submission deadline for applications.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/17/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001217: Notice of Intent to Issue Fiscal Year 15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue, on behalf of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Request for Applications (RFA) entitled “Fiscal Year 15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (“BRDI”).”

 

The RFA will address USDA and DOE programmatic objectives, administrative roles, and areas of interest in implementing Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grants. Section 9001(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246) re-authorized the BRDI competitive grants program by amending section 9008 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA), as amended, (Pub. L. 107-171) (7 U.S.C. 8108).

 

For fiscal year (FY) 2015, BRDI will require that funded projects address only one (1) of the following three (3) legislatively mandated technical areas:

 

1. Feedstocks development – The intent of this Topic Area is to address research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities regarding feedstocks and feedstock logistics (including harvest, handling, transport, preprocessing, and storage) relevant to production of raw materials for conversion to biofuels and biobased products. The BRDI program is designed to support near-term commercial systems. Projects should emphasize development and optimization of existing feedstocks that will be available for testing and demonstration during the life of the project. Proposals that include breeding or genetic improvement of feedstocks should reconcile this work with the Program’s emphasis on near-term impacts.

2. Biofuels and biobased products development – The intent of this Topic Area is to address RD&D activities to support (i) development of diverse cost-effective technologies for the use of cellulosic biomass in the production of biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products; and, (ii) product diversification through technologies relevant to the production of a range of biobased products (including chemicals, animal feeds, and cogeneration power) that potentially can increase the feasibility of fuel production in a biorefinery.

3. Biofuels development analysis – The intent of this Topic Area is to apply systems evaluation methods that can be used to optimize system performance and market potential and to quantify the project’s impact on sustainability; therefore, successful applications will consider the lifecycle (cradle-to-grave) impacts including environmental, social, and economic implications that are attributable to the project. Successful projects should include these sustainability data in engineering process models and be used over the life of the project to improve the system and quantify sustainability impacts.

 

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of NIFA's and EERE's intention to issue a RFA in the near term.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the RFA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this RFA.  It is anticipated that the RFA will be posted to Grants.gov in November 2014.

FOA Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001221: Notice of Intent to issue FOA Next generation of Electrical Machines (DE-FOA-0001208)

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled "Next Generation of Electric Machines" (DE-FOA-0001208).

 

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE eXCHANGE in February 2015.

 

The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website http://eere.energy.gov/financing/exchangeExchange/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001222: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) State Energy Program (SEP) seeks applications to advance policies, programs, and market strategies that accelerate job creation and reduce energy consumption  while achieving energy and climate security for the nation. This competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) allows States (which includes the District of Columbia and five territories) to compete for funding designed to meet EERE’s nationally focused initiatives for the fundamental and permanent transformation of clean energy markets across all sectors of the economy. Specifically, this FOA focuses on two Areas of Interest:

Area of Interest 1 - State Energy Planning 

Area of Interest 2 - Innovative Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Practices

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/31/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001224: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations

 The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is a key component of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. The FCTO aims to provide clean, safe, secure, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, providing the benefits of increased energy security and reduced criteria pollutants and green-house gas emissions by adopting a technology–neutral approach toward applied research, develoment, and demonstration to address both key technical challenges for fuel cells and hydrogen fuels (i.e. hydrogen production, delivery and storage) and institutional barriers such as hydrogen codes and standards. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) covers a broad spectrum of the FCTO portfolio with areas of interest ranging from research and development (R&D) to demonstration and deployment projects. In particular, the R&D areas of interest for this FOA include hydrogen production via microbial biomass conversion; low platinum group metals (PGM) catalyst development for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell applications; development of an integrated intelligent hydrogen dispenser; and fuel cell and hydrogen manufacturing R&D focusing on hydrogen delivery pipeline manufacturing R&D. This FOA also includes demonstration subtopics that will help to accelerate adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with specific interest in mobile hydrogen refuelers, fuel cell powered range extenders for light-duty hybrid electric vehicles, and a Communities of Excellence subtopic featuring hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

The eXCHANGE system enforces hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

There will be an Informational Webinar held on March 10, 2015 from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. Standard information regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed.

 Link to the Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7618359203471744513

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/2/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001225: SunShot Technology to Market (Incubator Round 10, SolarMaT Round 3, SUNPATH Round 2)

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: Selection decisions have been issued for this FOA. To view your application’s specific strengths and weaknesses, please log in to Exchange.

The mission of the Solar Energy Technology Office’s Tech-to-Market sub-program is to enable the widespread market penetration of highly impactful solar technologies and solutions through technology research, development and demonstration to overcome technical, institutional and market challenges. Historically, annual funding opportunities have been separated by stage of technology development (Incubator, SolarMat, and SUNPATH). In the interest of optimizing the application and selection process, these funding opportunities have been combined into a single FOA, with the goal of bringing disruptive innovation to the solar industry in the near term that will take root in the U.S.

The purpose of this funding program is to help remove barriers that are addressable by technology and business innovation. These solutions cover hardware innovation and manufacturing, software, cost-reductions throughout the value chain, and non-cost (capability) related solutions. These solutions are expected to aid in achieving a ubiquitous solar energy solution and provide a clear path for these highly impactful technologies and solutions to rapidly reach market success. This funding program seeks to fund for-profit entities to develop products and solutions which will further reduce the price of solar energy and de-risk the integration of solar energy to the electricity grid.

This FOA will be separated into Tiers based on the stage and type of technology development:

Hardware Tiers:

Tier 0: SunShot Incubator Program Round 10, 20% cost share, up to $500k in funding, up to 12 month project periods - Accelerate transition from a proof-of-concept of all critical components to an early stage functional prototype.

Tier 1: SunShot Incubator Program Round 10, 20% cost share, up to $1M in funding, up to 12 month project period- Accelerate transition of an early stage functional prototype to a lab made, manufacturing- and commercially-relevant prototype whose full functionality has been proven in all possible commercial use cases.

Tier 2: SunShot Incubator Program Round 10, 50% cost share, up to $2M in funding, up to 18 months project periods – Accelerate transition of a lab made, manufacturing- and commercially-relevant prototype to a full developed prototype whose initial reliability and certification testing has been passed and is ready to begin/develop pilot manufacture.

Tier 3: Solar Manufacturing Technology (SolarMat) Round 3, 50% cost share, up to $4M in funding, up to 24 month project periods - Develop and demonstrate innovative manufacturing technology, step process(es), or equipment that enable a globally best-in-class cost advantage.

Tier 4: SunPath Round 2, 50% cost share, up to $10M in funding, up to 24 month project periods - Catalyze the demonstration of a pilot-scale manufacturing line that enables a commercially relevant product to be manufactured at globally best-in-class costs when scaled.

Soft Cost (Non-Hardware) Tiers:

Tier 1S: SunShot Incubator Round 10, 20% cost share, up to $500k in funding, 12 month project periods - Accelerate the transition of a proof-of-concept solution or business plan to alpha capability and early customer trials.

Tier 2S: SunShot Incubator program Round 10, 50% cost share, up to $2M in funding, 18 month project periods - Transition alpha capability through beta launch and full commercialization.

Questions about this Funding Opportunity can be sent to SunShot.T2M@ee.doe.gov

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 2/13/2015 3:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/3/2015 3:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/29/2015 3:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001236: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA DE-FOA-0001237 titled Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Vehicles Technologies Office, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled "Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives", DE-FOA-0001237.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in February 2015. 

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001237: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives

Amendment 000004 to DE-FOA-0001237

The purpose of this amendment is to change the application due date (from August 21 to September 1) as well as to correct omissions and clarify items in response to questions received re the FOA. Affected pages are 22, 32, 33 and 35. Changes are depicted in highlighted text.

The objective of this FOA is to develop and implement an effective purchasing/procurement process designed to coordinate and consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles, sub-components, advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure to significantly reduce the incremental cost of commercially available vehicles and/or critical components in markets nationwide. The process will result in increased deployment of efficient alternative fuel vehicles and an associated reduction in reduced U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

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Join us for a Webinar on June 17, 2015
Title: FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Clean Cities FOA Webinar
Date: June 17, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Please register for FOA 1237: FY 2015 "Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives" Applicant Webinar on Jun 17, 2015 2:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1284630170519203842


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.


Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/29/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/1/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001241: Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC)

The Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) funding opportunity will establish a national recognition and technical assistance program for local governments.  Once the program is established, communities that participate in SPARC will gain access to a network of nationally recognized leaders, receive expert assistance, and national distinction—supporting local efforts to spur solar market growth and deploy solar energy faster and cheaper. 

 SPARC has two Topic Areas:

·         The Designation Program Administrator (Topic A), which will establish, name, and maintain the program; and

·         The Technical Assistance Provider (Topic B), which will provide technical assistance to help communities achieve ambitious goals that eliminate market barriers and reduce soft costs.

 The SPARC designation, coupled with robust and agile technical assistance, will spur communities across the country to earn recognition for achievements that distinguish them from their peers, and in doing so, ignite local solar markets while establishing consistency in solar practices across the country.


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To view questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please find the DE-FOA-0001241 FOA FAQs document in the "FOA Documents" section below.


A recording of the FOA Informational Webinar held on 2/18/2015 can be downloaded at this link.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/5/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/27/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001243: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001213 titled FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator. PLEASE NOTE NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange on or about December 2014.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001253: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled State Energy Program 2015 Competitive Awards”.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in 2015.  Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001254: Notice of Intent to Issue FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001201 entitled "FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement". PLEASE NOTE THAT NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this NOI. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the January or February 2015 timeframe.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001262: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms, and Modeling for Manufacturing" (DE-FOA-0001263)

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms, and Modeling for Manufacturing" (DE-FOA-0001263).

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE eXCHANGE early in the year 2015.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001266: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “SunShot Incubator Round 10, SolarMat Round 3, SunPath Round 2”.

This FOA will enable the widespread market penetration of highly impactful solar technologies and solutions through technology research, development, and demonstration to overcome technical, institutional and market challenges.  Historically, annual funding opportunities have been separated by stage of technology development (Incubator, SolarMat, and SUNPATH). In the interest of optimizing the application and selection process, these funding opportunities have been combined into a single FOA, with the goal of bringing disruptive innovation to the solar industry in the near term that will take root in the U.S.  The total federal funding will be approximately $45M with a 20% to 50% awardee cost share required depending on the project Tier.  Projects are expected to be funded with a maximum award level of $500,000 to $10M depending on project Tier. This FOA has 5 Tiers based on the type of product (hardware or non-hardware) and product maturity.

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