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  48C-0002013 48C Phase II Program Other 48C Reallocation 2012 4/9/2013 05:00 PM 7/23/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000387 Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation Photovoltaics II Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/9/2011 11:59 PM 6/27/2011 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000410 U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 3/30/2012 11:59 PM 3/30/2012 11:59 PM 5/31/2012 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000479 Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems - Advanced Concepts Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/9/2011 11:59 PM 6/23/2011 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000492 Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency (F-PACE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/9/2011 11:59 PM 6/30/2011 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000493 Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions (BOS-X) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/9/2011 11:59 PM 5/9/2011 11:59 PM 6/9/2011 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000520 Reducing Market Barriers and Non-Hardware Balance of System Costs Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 6/9/2011 11:59 PM 6/9/2011 11:59 PM 6/23/2011 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000521 2013 Solar Decathlon and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Showcase Event Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 11/7/2011 07:59 PM 12/5/2011 07:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000522 Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S. Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 7/19/2011 02:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000549 SunShot Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 7/29/2011 05:00 PM 7/29/2011 05:00 PM 9/9/2011 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000560 Innovative Manufacturing Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 9/22/2011 05:00 PM 12/7/2011 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000561 Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research and Development - Round 3 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/15/2011 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000563 Solid-State Lighting Product Development - Round 8 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 11/3/2011 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000564 Solid-State Lighting Core Technologies - Round 8 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 11/3/2011 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000566 PV Manufacturing Initiative Part 2:SUNPATH (Scaling Up Nascent PV AT Home) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 11/30/2011 05:00 PM 11/30/2011 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000567 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating Temperature Fluids Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 4/19/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000595 SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 11/22/2011 05:00 PM 2/7/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000607 SunShot Incubator Program - Soft Cost Reduction Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/17/2012 05:00 PM 3/5/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000615 Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production (ASAP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 5/2/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000620 Accelerating the Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in Indonesia Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 3/19/2012 05:00 PM 5/3/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000621 Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 4/17/2012 05:00 PM 6/25/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000625 Light-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Validation Data Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 6/18/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000626 Validation of Hydrogen Refueling Station Performance and Advanced Refueling Components Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 5/10/2012 05:00 PM 5/10/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000629 RFI - Hydropower Advancement Project Request for Information (RFI) Water Power 2/21/2012 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000634 Plug and Play Technologies and Systems Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Solar 1/31/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000635 Superior Energy Performance Program Administrator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 3/21/2012 05:00 PM 3/21/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000637 Improving Accuracy of Solar Forecasting (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Solar 2/3/2012 04:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000648 AMENDMENT 003 - Predictive Modeling for Automotive Lightweighting Applications and Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 5/7/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000649 Improving the Accuracy of Solar Forecasting Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 6/1/2012 05:00 PM 6/1/2012 05:00 PM 6/28/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000651 SunShot Incubator Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 4/9/2012 05:00 PM 5/29/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000653 Plug and Play Photovoltaics Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 6/18/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000654 Bridging Research Interactions through Collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/21/2012 05:00 PM 5/21/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000659 Notice - Pre-solicitation Meeting - Offshore Wind Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000661 Regional Test Centers: Validation of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules and Systems Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) Solar 3/29/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000667 Amendment 000001 - Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 5/31/2012 08:00 PM 5/31/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000669 Zero Emission Cargo Transport Demonstration Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 5/15/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000683 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 7/16/2013 05:00 PM 8/29/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000686 Bio-Oil Stabilization and Commoditization Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 5/1/2012 05:00 PM 5/1/2012 05:00 PM 5/29/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000687 Energy Innovation Hub - Critical Materials Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 6/29/2012 05:00 PM 6/29/2012 05:00 PM 8/30/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000697 Sustainable Cities: Urban Energy Planning for Smart Growth in China and India Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 6/7/2012 05:00 PM 7/31/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000699 Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Solar 4/6/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000700 Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP) – Standard Assessments to Increase Generation and Value Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/14/2012 05:00 PM 6/14/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000701 Fuel Cell Powered Airport Ground Support Equipment Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 7/20/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000704 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support - Notice of Intent (NOI) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000705 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/18/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000708 Implementation Initiatives to Advance Alternative Fuel Markets Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 6/18/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000709 Technology Research, Development, and Tools for Clean Biomass Cookstoves Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 5/23/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000715 Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2012 Phase I (Release 3) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 7/3/2012 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000719 Innovative Biosynthetic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 6/21/2012 05:00 PM 7/10/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000720 HVACR to Home Performance: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Contractor Expansion into Whole House Residential Energy Efficiency Services, Request for Information Request for Information (RFI) Buildings 6/1/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000722 Electrochemical Storage Technologies Suitable for Automobile Industry Applications Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 1/31/2013 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000735 RFI - Hydrogen Storage Targets for Early Market Applications Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 6/30/2012 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000738 Material Handling and Backup Power Targets for Early Market Fuel Cell Applications Request for information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 6/30/2012 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000739 Innovative Pilot and Demonstration Scale Production of Advanced Biofuels Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 7/16/2012 05:00 PM 9/10/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000740 SOLAR ENERGY EVOLUTION AND DIFFUSION STUDIES (SEEDS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 7/13/2012 05:00 PM 10/5/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000745 RFI - Enhanced Algal Biofuel Intermediate Yields (EABIY) Request for Information (RFI) Biomass 8/1/2012 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000747 RFI - Improving Marine and Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Energy Resource Data Request for Information (RFI) Other - Functional 10/1/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000748 Hydrogen Pathway Analyses Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 11/13/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000753 RFI - High-Accuracy Hydrogen Meters Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 9/21/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000771 RFI - Designation Program for Solar Energy Stakeholders Request for Information (RFI) Solar 1/4/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000772 CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Development FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/14/2013 05:00 PM 4/9/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000777 Database of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives and Policies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 1/16/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000788 Rooftop Solar Challenge II Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/25/2013 05:00 PM 1/25/2013 05:00 PM 3/22/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000790 RFI - Reducing the Soft Costs for Utility-Scale Solar Installations on Public Lands Request for Information (RFI) Solar 1/15/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000791 RFI - Advanced Biomass Feedstock Logistics Systems Request for Information (RFI) Biomass 11/21/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000792 Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research and Development - Round 4 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 2/21/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000793 Amendment 000003 - Fiscal Year 2013 Vehicles Technologies Program-Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 4/29/2013 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000796 RFI - Carbon, Hydrogen and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways (CHASE Bio-Oil Pathways) Request for Information (RFI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0000805 Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/23/2013 05:00 PM 7/23/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000806 Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency II (FPACE II): Model Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/7/2013 05:00 PM 4/8/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000811 Algae Biomass Yield (ABY) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 2/11/2013 05:00 PM 4/1/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000812 Carbon, Hydrogen, and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways (CHASE Bio-Oil Pathways) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 1/13/2013 11:59 PM 2/20/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000816 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/16/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000821 Hydrogen Delivery Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 12/9/2013 05:00 PM 2/18/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000822 "Turn Key" Open Source Software Solutions for Energy Management of Small to Medium Sized Buildings Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 4/22/2013 05:00 PM 6/24/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000823 Building Technologies Innovations Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 3/18/2013 05:00 PM 4/1/2013 05:00 PM 5/28/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000826 Hydrogen Production Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 11/26/2013 05:00 PM 2/3/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000827 Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 11/18/2013 05:00 PM 1/17/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000828 Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Trucks, Roof-top Backup Power, and Advanced Hydrogen Refueling Components Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 7/25/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000829 Better Buildings: Commercial Energy Efficiency Solutions Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 3/22/2013 05:00 PM 4/24/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000832 Program for Research Fellowships and Workforce Development for Hydropower Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 8/8/2013 04:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000836 Advanced Biomass Feedstock Logistics Systems II Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 2/15/2013 05:00 PM 3/22/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000837 Accelerating the Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in South Africa and Saudi Arabia Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 5/20/2013 05:00 PM 7/12/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000838 SunShot Incubator Program - Round 8 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/5/2013 05:00 PM 4/30/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000840 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: National Training and Education Resource (NTER) Request for Information (RFI) Strategic Programs 12/3/2014 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000841 Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 2/21/2014 11:59 PM 4/11/2014 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000842 Integrated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 3/21/2014 05:00 PM 4/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000846 RFI - Fenestration Attachment Certification and Labeling Request for Information (RFI) Buildings 1/31/2013 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000847 Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 8/27/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000848 Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/13/2013 11:59 PM 6/3/2013 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000852 Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 6/27/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000853 Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Deployment Assistance Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 6/20/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000854 Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 6/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000855 Request for Information (RFI) - Automotive Fuel Cell Cost and Durability Targets Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 6/1/2013 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000856 Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 4/12/2013 05:00 PM 4/24/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000857 Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar (DISTANCE-Solar) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 4/1/2013 12:00 PM 4/1/2013 12:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000861 Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar (PREDICTS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/22/2013 12:00 PM 4/29/2013 12:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000862 Solar Manufacturing Technology (SolarMat) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/22/2013 05:00 PM 5/3/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000865 Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/20/2013 05:00 PM 5/1/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000873 RFI - Demonstration and Deployment Strategies Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 4/10/2013 11:59 PM
  DE-FOA-0000876 Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 3/22/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000890 Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 11/12/2014 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000897 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000899 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000901 Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Federal Energy Management 12/12/2013 05:00 PM 2/18/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000907 RFI - Home Hydrogen Refueler H-Prize Topic Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 5/24/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000911 RFI - Environmental Research and Observations at the First U.S. Offshore Wind Facilities Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0000920 Request for Information - Hydrogen Delivery Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0000922 Notice of Intent: Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Trucks, Roof-top Backup Power, and Advanced Hydrogen Refueling Components Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0000923 SUNSHOT INCUBATOR PROGRAM Round 9 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/13/2014 05:00 PM 3/13/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000926 RFI - Rotating Disk Electrode Experiments for PEMFC Electrocatalyst Screening Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 8/12/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000928 Notice of Intent Hydrogen Production DE-FOA-0000827 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0000929 RFI - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Barriers and Opportunities for Wind Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0000933 RFI - WASTE: Waste Applications for Sustainable Technologies for Energy Request for Information (RFI) Biomass 7/15/2013 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000934 Notice of Intent: Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0000943 RFI - Manufacturing Barriers and Opportunities for Water Power Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000951 Vehicle Technologies Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 8/1/2014 04:30 PM 10/1/2014 04:30 PM
  DE-FOA-0000952 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0000821 Hydrogen Delivery Technologies Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0000953 STRATEGIES TO INCREASE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE RATES AND MEASURE RESULTS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 5/21/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000959 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/20/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000965 Next Generation Photovoltaic Technology RFI Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0000966 Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator - Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 7/7/2014 05:00 PM 9/10/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000971 Modification 0002 Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: MHK Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 4/7/2014 05:00 PM 5/22/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000973 Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technologies Research & Development - 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 1/8/2014 05:00 PM 2/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000974 Bioenergy Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 4/8/2014 05:00 PM 5/23/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000975 Request for Information (RFI): Manufacturing Renewable Carbon Fibers Request for Information (RFI) Biomass 9/6/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000977 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 4/22/2014 05:00 PM 6/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000978 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 4/28/2014 05:00 PM 6/4/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000979 Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 4/7/2014 05:00 PM 5/14/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000980 Request for Information - Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 10/1/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000982 U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources and Lower Cost of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 2/27/2014 05:00 PM 4/14/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000984 Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 5/5/2014 05:00 PM 6/5/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000988 Vehicles Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 2/25/2014 08:00 PM 4/16/2014 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000990 Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/3/2014 12:00 PM 1/3/2014 12:00 PM 3/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000991 FY 2014 VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM WIDE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 2/19/2014 08:00 PM 4/1/2014 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0000996 Renewable Carbon Fibers Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 3/3/2014 05:00 PM 4/11/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001000 Funding Opportunity Announcement: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/5/2013 05:00 PM 2/5/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/9/2014 05:00 PM 6/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001013 Bioenergy Technologies Office, Demonstration and Deployment Strategies - Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001016 Funding Opportunity Announcement: Low Temperature Geothermal Mineral Recovery Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 3/6/2014 05:00 PM 5/2/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001018 Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SOLARMAT 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/12/2014 05:00 PM 4/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001020 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Bioenergy Technologies Incubator (No. DE-FOA-0000974) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 10/2/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001024 Request For Information - Building Technologies Office Prioritization Tool Request for Information (RFI) Buildings 12/24/2013 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001027 Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 3/6/2014 05:00 PM 4/21/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001031 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement “Sunshot Incubator Program Round 9” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001038 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0000971: Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001042 National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 2/21/2014 05:00 PM 3/21/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001044 Notice of Intent: Vehicle Technologies Incubator Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001045 Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources, and Lower Cost of Energy” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001047 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000978 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001048 Request for Information Regarding a Proposed Funding Opportunity Announcement: Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001049 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000984 Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001053 Notice of Intent to issue FY 2014 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD
  DE-FOA-0001055 RFI: Light Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Financing Strategies Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2/28/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001056 Request for Information (RFI): Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing - Part 2 Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing (Industrial) 1/7/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001061 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000841: Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001065 RFI: Biological Hydrogen Production Workshop Report: Public Comment Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 3/14/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001066 Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001066 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001071 Solar Market Pathways Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/28/2014 05:00 PM 7/11/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001074 Request for Information - Critical Parameters for Characterization of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal 2/11/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001080 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001081 Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001081 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/11/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001083 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcment DE-FOA-0001084 "COMMERCIAL BUILDING TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0001084 COMMERCIAL BUILDING TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 3/31/2014 05:00 PM 5/19/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001085 Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Biomass 5/1/2014 05:00 PM 6/13/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001086 Request for Information (RFI) - High Impact Commercial Building Technology Deployment Request for Information (RFI) Buildings 5/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001097 Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicles TBD TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001098 MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC (MHK) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001103 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001098: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and Development University Consortium Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001106 Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT) Demonstration Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 6/11/2014 08:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001114 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement "Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies" (No. DE-FOA-0000854) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001116 RFI: Hydrogen Contamination Detectors Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells TBD
  DE-FOA-0001118 RFI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Device Field Measurements Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001121 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001124 Request for Information (RFI): Input on Biofuel Pathways Request for Information (RFI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001145 RFI: Fuel Cells for Continuous On-Board Recharging Application for Battery Electric Light-Duty Vehicles Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 8/7/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001155 RFI: Acceleration of Distributed Generation from Wind Energy Systems Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001157 RFI: Wind Energy Bat and Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001173 RFI: Photovoltaic Reliability and Durability Research and Development Request for Information (RFI) Solar 10/13/2014 12:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001177 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: DE-FOA-0001162, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”. Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001178 Request for Information (RFI) on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Request for Information (RFI) Biomass TBD
  DE-FOA-0001187 Request for Information (RFI): Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report: Public Comment Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 12/5/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001188 Request for Information (RFI): Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop Report: Public Comment Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 12/5/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001189 Climate Action Champions: Request for Applications Other Strategic Programs 10/27/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001216 Request for Information - Solar Decathlon 2017 Request for Information (RFI) Buildings 11/24/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001218 Request for Information (RFI): Photovoltaic Module Recycling Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001220 Notice of Intent (NOI) - Sustainable and Holistic IntegratioN of Energy storage and Solar PV (SHINES) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001226 Request for Information (RFI) - High Impact Commercial Building Technology Request for Information (RFI) Buildings 12/30/2014 05:00 PM
  DE-FOA-0001278 RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-SOL-0003846 Reaching $2/Watt Installed Price for Residential Scale Solar Request for Information (RFI) Solar 4/11/2012 05:00 PM
  DE-SOL-0003956 Physics of Reliability Photovoltaics Technology Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD

48C-0002013: 48C Phase II Program

Section 48C of the Internal Revenue Code provides for the qualifying advanced energy property project program and authorizes $2.3 billion of credits (“the § 48C Phase I program” and “the § 48C Phase I credit”).  As provided by § 48C(d)(4), this notice establishes a second phase of the qualifying advanced energy project program (“the § 48C Phase II program”) to distribute the § 48C Phase I credits that are available for re-allocation after the conclusion of the § 48C Phase I program.

This solicitation is being hosted by the DOE on behalf of the IRS. Click here to visit the IRS Website.

Informational Webinar
DOE hosted an informational webinar on the 48C Phase II Program on February 19, 2013. Follow this link to view a recording of the webinar. (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/838885833). You will be required to register for the webinar in order to view the recording. A transcript and the slide presentation are available in the FOA Documents section of this announcement.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marc Bernabo, IRS, phone: 713-209-3669, fax: 713-209-3964

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the Notice, 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: 4/9/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/23/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000387: Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation Photovoltaics II

Note:  Pre-Application review has been completed.  Applicants can now check their submission status (Invited or Not Invited).  Those Applicants who are Invited may begin submitting their full application.

 The U.S. Department of Energy seeks to fund revolutionary, exploratory research to create highly disruptive solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies that will meet $1 per watt and lower installed system cost targets beyond the end of this decade.  The Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation Photovoltaics II Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to support research into technologies that have the potential for much higher efficiency, lower cost, and/or more reliable performance than existing commercial and near-commercial photovoltaics and their expected incremental progress in future years.  As part of the SunShot Initiative, this early-stage applied research program is intended to demonstrate and prove new concepts in materials, processes, and device designs to feed into component development at the laboratory scale, with subsequent component integration, engineering scale-up, and eventual commercial production.  Selected projects will have as a goal the proof-of-concept of novel materials, processes, or architectures as applied to a photovoltaic device.  This FOA is designed to look beyond incremental near-term innovation and explore transformative concepts with the potential to break through performance barriers as we know them today.

Contact Information

  • NextGen@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through the EERE Exchange, all questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/27/2011 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000410: U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects

The U.S Department of Energy seeks to provide support for regionally-diverse Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects through collaborative partnerships.  By providing funding, technical assistance, and government coordination to accelerate deployment of these demonstration projects, DOE can help eliminate uncertainties, mitigate risks, and help create a robust U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry.

 

The primary goals of the Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects are to:

1.  Install innovative offshore wind systems in U.S. waters in the most rapid and responsible manner possible, and

2.  Expedite the development and deployment of innovative offshore wind energy systems with a credible potential for lowering the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) below 10 ¢/kWh or the local "hurdle" price at which offshore wind can compete with other regional generation sources without subsidies.

With over 4,000 GW of gross potential that is relatively close to key load centers, offshore wind energy can help the nation reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, diversify its energy supply, provide cost-competitive electricity to key coastal regions, and stimulate economic revitalization of key sectors of the economy.  However, if the nation is to realize these benefits, key challenges to the development and deployment of offshore wind technology must be overcome, including the relatively high current cost of energy, technical challenges surrounding installation and grid interconnection, and the untested permitting or approval processes. DOE seeks technology demonstration projects that combine innovation with pathways for substantial cost reduction opportunities. 

 

Contact Information

  • oswdemo@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the announcement. All questions must be submitted 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 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/30/2012 11:59 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/30/2012 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/31/2012 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000479: Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems - Advanced Concepts

Note:  Full Application review has been completed and selections have been announced.  Applicants can now check their selection status and view consensus merit review strengths and weaknesses in Exchange.

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund projects that develop technologies in power electronics that reduce the overall photovoltaic (PV) system costs, allow high penetrations of solar technologies onto the grid (e.g. reactive power, energy storage, advanced functionalities), and enhance the performance, reliability, and safety of the PV system.  In addition, projects funded under this FOA will demonstrate the feasibility of these technologies in the field and will directly support the objectives of the SunShot Initiative, which has a goal to reduce the total costs (including installer margin) of solar energy systems by about 75 percent before the end of the decade and to make solar competitive with conventional fossil-fuel sourced generation.

DOE has identified several major areas where significant cost reductions in power electronics can be made including:  1) economies of scale; 2) advanced components; 3) reliability; 4) smart grid integration and 5) understanding of system implications.  The DOE also is considering how changes in power electronics impact the cost of the PV system as a whole.

DOE anticipates that the U.S. Solar Industry can reach the aggressive SunShot targets by focusing on both power electronics research and in technologies more specific to grid-connected, photovoltaic systems. 

There are two topics to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

  • Topic 1: Smart-Grid Functionality
  • Topic 2: Using Power Electronics to Address Balance of System Costs

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/23/2011 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000492: Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency (F-PACE)

Note:  Concept Paper review has been completed.  Applicants can now check their submission status (Encouraged or Discouraged).  Applicants may begin submitting their full application. 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to fund applied scientific research that provides the technical foundation for significant increases in solar photovoltaic (PV) cell efficiency, to enable commercial and near-commercial PV technologies to achieve $1 per watt installed system cost targets by the end of the decade.  Combined with the technical and funding resources from the National Science Foundation (NSF), this joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the “Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency” (F-PACE) will identify and fund solar device physics and photovoltaic technology research and development that will improve PV cell performance and reduce module cost for grid-scale commercial applications.  Projects funded under this FOA are intended to address identified cost and efficiency barriers through advances in the PV science knowledge base, improved materials and processes for PV cell components, and innovative approaches for closing the gap between production cell efficiency and laboratory cell efficiency, and between laboratory cell efficiency and the theoretical maximum.  These goals jointly support the missions of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) and the NSF Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Division.  Through this FOA, ECCS and SETP intend to jointly pursue foundational research into PV cell and sub-cell technology to support the Sunshot initiative, which has a goal to reduce the cost of solar electricity from solar by 75% over the next decade to make it competitive with conventional fossil-fuel sourced generation.  

There will be three topics to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

  • Topic 1: Foundational Research on PV Sub-cell Materials and Processes
  • Topic 2: Foundational PV Cell Research
  • Topic 3: Barrier Focus Teams

Contact Information

  • F-PACE@go.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.

  • 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: 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/30/2011 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000493: Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions (BOS-X)

Note:  Full Application review has been completed and selections have been announced.  Applicants can check their selection status and view consensus merit review strengths and weaknesses in Exchange.

The purpose of amendment 001 is to:

A) Update the Cost Impact tables in Section I Funding Opportunity Description, on pages 9-11, to clarify the cost components for electrical and hardware labor.

All other parts of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) remain unchanged.

The areas which have changed with this modification are highlighted within the FOA. 

 

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to significantly reduce the balance of system hardware cost component of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.  This FOA directly supports the goals of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) and the SunShot Initiative, which has a goal to reduce the total cost (including installer margin) of solar energy systems by about 75 percent before the end of the decade.  Under this FOA, DOE  is requesting applications for research, development, and demonstration of new components and system designs or the development of new building code language to overcome scientific,  technological, and engineering barriers to achieving safe, very low cost, and high reliability balance of system hardware.  While this FOA is meant to mainly address hardware and labor costs and not “soft” costs, advancements in hardware that may result in lower soft costs (permitting, site preparation, etc.) are encouraged. 

There are four topics to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

  • Topic 1:  Transformational Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Modules
  • Topic 2:  Roof and Ground Mount Innovations 
  • Topic 3:  Transformational Photovoltaic System Designs
  • Topic 4:  Development of New Wind Load Codes for PV Systems

Contact Information

  • pvbos@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through the EERE Exchange, all questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET
  • Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/9/2011 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000520: Reducing Market Barriers and Non-Hardware Balance of System Costs

Note:  Only those applicants who successfully submitted a Letter of Intent by June 9, 2011 are eligible to submit a Full Application to this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to significantly reduce market barriers and the balance of system non-hardware cost components of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Under this FOA, DOE intends to support software and database development, advance the utility and regulatory environment and simplify and streamline the process of installing solar systems.

There are three main topics to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

Topic 1:  Codes, Standards and Processes

Topic 2:  Software Design Tools and Databases

  • Sub-Topic 2A: Utility-Scale Project Siting Tool
  • Sub-Topic 2B: Plug-and-Play Tools to Facilitate Preparation and Review of Permit Applications
  • Sub-Topic 2C: Database of PV Permitting Processes in Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
  • Sub-Topic 2D: PV System Verification Tool
  • Sub-Topic 2E: Utility Rates Database 

Topic 3:  Regulatory and Utility Solutions 

Contact Information

  • nhbos@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submissions of applications through EERE eXCHANGE. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 6/9/2011 11:59 PM ET
  • Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 6/9/2011 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/23/2011 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000521: 2013 Solar Decathlon and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Showcase Event

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE intends to partner with one recipient who will host the 2013 Solar Decathlon to promote the Mission and Goals of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Through this event, the recipient will promote the outreach, education and economic benefits of energy security, renewable energy and energy efficiency by demonstrating EERE Technology that can effectively be deployed in the community. By showcasing these technologies, this event should help launch additional workforce development and renewable energy activities in the local area that hosts the Decathlon. In addition to the benefits of increased public awareness, this event should stimulate the local economy by bringing in tourism dollars from those attending the event. This Funding Opportunity seeks to select a recipient that will form a partnership that includes a city, state or local government that will work together to host the 2013 Solar Decathlon.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/7/2011 7:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/5/2011 7:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000522: Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.” is to advance the Geothermal Technologies Program's (GTP) mission of researching, developing, and validating cost-competitive technologies and tools to accelerate the growth of geothermal energy in the United States.  This FOA will advance the Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission by partnering with industry, academia and the national laboratories to discover new geothermal resources, develop innovative methods, and demonstrate high-impact technologies.  This FOA directly supports the goals of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Under this FOA, DOE is requesting applications that address key cost, technical, and risk barriers and advance geothermal energy development, working toward the Program goal of accelerating the development and use of geothermal energy.  Projects should propose ideas to advance current drilling, reservoir engineering, and characterization technologies in order to identify and develop sustainable reservoirs at lower costs.

There will be six topic areas to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

  • Topic 1: Advanced Exploratory Drilling Technologies

  • Topic 2: Advanced Well Completion Technologies

  • Topic 3: Zonal Isolation

  • Topic 4: Observation Tools and Data Collection System for Reservoir Stimulation

  • Topic 5: Geophysical Exploration Technologies

  • Topic 6: Geochemistry/Rock-Fluid Interactions

Contact Information

  • FOA522@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the submission deadline of 7/19/2011.
  • 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 the submission deadline of 7/19/2011.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/19/2011 2:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000549: SunShot Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a Rooftop Solar Challenge is to achieve measurable improvements in market conditions for rooftop photovoltaic across the United States, with an emphasis on streamlined and standardized permitting and interconnection processes.  DOE anticipates providing up to $12.5M to up to 25 awardees to accomplish the goals of this funding opportunity.  This FOA directly supports the goals of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Program and the SunShot Initiative.

 

This FOA will take a phased approach addressing four main action areas (listed below), designed so that awardees that succeed in all action areas will have the necessary policy and process framework in place to support a robust solar market in their region:

 

·         Permitting and Interconnection Processes

·         Net Metering and Interconnection Standards

·         Financing Options

·         Planning and Zoning

 

For information about the SunShot Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation FOA webinars, please visit www.solar.energy.gov/challenge.

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 7/29/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/29/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/9/2011 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000560: Innovative Manufacturing Initiative

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0000560 “Innovative Manufacturing Initiative,” is to solicit Applications for funding cost-shared research and development of innovative manufacturing processes and materials technologies to advance the clean energy economy by increasing industrial and manufacturing energy efficiency, deliver the breakthroughs that the Nation needs to significantly reduce energy and carbon intensity throughout the economy over the coming decades, and revitalize existing manufacturing industries and support the development of new products in emerging industries.  This FOA seeks Applications to select and fund research and development (R&D) projects beginning as early as Technology Readiness Level 2 (Applied Research) with efforts up through Technology Readiness Level 6 (Prototype) to advance the engineering and development of transformational manufacturing process and materials technologies that significantly improve the competitive position of U.S. industry.  In this FOA, innovative manufacturing technologies are broadly defined as new manufacturing processes, technologies, and materials that drastically reduce energy use in manufacturing without sacrificing product quality, production throughput, or system economics. 

Contact Information

  • IMIFOA@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
  • 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: 9/22/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/7/2011 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000561: Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research and Development - Round 3

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is achieve cost reduction of solid-state lighting for general illumination through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or techniques.  It is anticipated that success will lead to a more rapid adoption/installation of high-quality SSL products resulting in a significant reduction of energy use and a corresponding reduction of environmental pollutants.  A secondary objective is to maintain, in the case of light emitting diodes (LEDs), or establish, in the case of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), the manufacturing and technology base within the US.

 

The Program Areas of Interest for this Announcement include topics for LED and OLED technologies.  Improvements to cost-influencing metrics through the proposed approach shall not come at the expense of product performance metrics such as efficacy or color quality. 

 

Program Area of Interest 1:  Luminaire/Module Manufacturing

Program Area of Interest 2:  Test and Inspection Equipment

Program Area of Interest 3:  OLED Deposition Equipment

Program Area of Interest 4:  OLED Materials Manufacturing

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/15/2011 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000563: Solid-State Lighting Product Development - Round 8

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to develop or improve commercially viable materials, devices, or systems for solid state lighting general illumination applications. Specific emphasis shall be on achieving the performance and cost goals stated in the 2011 Multi Year Program for Solid State Lighting Research and Development which can be found at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/ssl_mypp2011_web.pdf.  This document can also be found as an attachment to this Announcement.  Potential Applicants are strongly encouraged to review and understand the 2011 MYPP.  Successful approaches shall demonstrate a technology path that moves beyond the current performance levels detailed in the MYPP towards the future performance targets identified for the respective priority metric.   There are five areas of interest to which an application may be submitted under this FOA: 

 

Area of Interest 1:  Light Emitting Diodes Substrate Development

Area of Interest 2:  Light Emitting Diodes Package Architecture

Area of Interest 3:  Novel Light Emitting Diodes Luminaire Systems

Area of Interest 4:  Large Area Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Area of Interest 5:  Organic Light Emitting Diodes Panel Outcoupling

 

Contact Information

  • 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.
  • SSLProductFOA@netl.doe.govBonnie Dowdell
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/3/2011 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000564: Solid-State Lighting Core Technologies - Round 8

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to focus on applied research for technology development, with particular emphasis on meeting efficiency, performance, and cost targets.  Specific emphasis shall be on achieving the performance and cost goals stated in the 2011 Multi-Year Program Plan (http:/apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/ssl_mypp2011_web.pdf) for Solid-State Lighting Research and Development.  This document can also be found as an attachment to this Announcement.  Successful approaches shall demonstrate a technology path that moves beyond the current performance levels detailed in the 2011 MYPP towards the future performance targets identified for the respective priority metric.

 

There will be four areas of interest to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

 

Area of Interest 1:  (Light Emitting Diode) Emitter Materials Research

Area of Interest 2:  (Light Emitting Diode) Down-converters

Area of Interest 3:  Novel Organic Light Emitting Diodes Materials and Structures

Area of Interest 4:  (Organic Light Emitting Diode) Light Extraction Approaches

Contact Information

  • 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.
  • SSLCoreFOA@netl.doe.govBethan Young
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/3/2011 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000566: PV Manufacturing Initiative Part 2:SUNPATH (Scaling Up Nascent PV AT Home)

 

     The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting applications for the first industrial scale demonstration of the applicant's photovoltaic (PV) module, cells, substrates, or module components that will achieve lower cost per watt. The applicant needs to demonstrate lower cost targets over the next two years than the current market leading technology and enable the path to $1/watt system costs by 2020.

 

     Significant non-Federal cost share is required, to be achieved in partnership with private capital and state and regional funds. This funding opportunity will address the currently unfulfilled and urgent need for a significant investment to assist the first industrial scale manufacturing of a new PV technology.

Contact Information

  • sunpath@go.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to the application deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 11/30/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/30/2011 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000567: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating Temperature Fluids

The objective of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI): High Operating Temperature Fluids (“HOT Fluids”) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research into fluid materials development that will enable Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems to integrate with energy conversion devices capable of thermal to electric conversion efficiencies greater than 50%.   DOE anticipates providing up to $10M in funding for up to 2 awardees to accomplish the goals of this funding opportunity.   This FOA directly supports the goals of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Program and the SunShot Initiative. 

This FOA will take a MURI approach that ensures awardees bring together researchers from various technical backgrounds in order to achieve the discovery and a development of a liquid that is stable as a liquid from 0°C to 1300°C.  This target must be achieved while also ensuring that the fluid has the necessary properties to be used in current CSP plant designs.  Development of such a fluid will directly enable the achievement of the SunShot target of providing electricity generated by solar power at a cost of 6 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).   

Contact Information

  • HOTFluids@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA.  All questions must be submitted not later than 3 business days prior to the final application due date.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the EERE Exchange system.  All questions must be submitted not later than 3 business days prior to the final application due date.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/19/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000595: SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to fund revolutionary applied scientific research that develops highly disruptive Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies that will meet 6¢/kWh cost target by the end of the decade.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for “SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development” intends to support research into technologies that have the potential for much higher efficiency, lower cost, and/or more reliable performance than existing commercial and near-commercial CSP systems and their expected incremental progress in future years.  As part of the SunShot Initiative, this applied research program is intended to demonstrate and prove new concepts in the collector, receiver, and power cycle subsystems, including associated hardware.  These developments should lead to subsequent system integration, engineering scale-up, and eventual commercial production for electricity generation applications.  The SunShot CSP program is designed to look beyond incremental near-term innovation and explore transformative concepts with the potential to break through performance barriers as known today, such as efficiency and temperature limitations.  These goals support the mission of the DOE SunShot Initiative.

 

There are four topics to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

  • Topic 1: Advanced Collectors
  • Topic 2: Advanced Receivers
  • Topic 3: Advanced Power Cycles
  • Topic 4: Seedling CSP Concepts

Contact Information

  • sunshot-csp@go.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@ee.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 11/22/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/7/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000607: SunShot Incubator Program - Soft Cost Reduction

The concept paper application deadline has been extended to JAN 17 at 5pm.

The SunShot Incubator program is designed to help small businesses transition to make the leap from great idea, to the alpha/prototype phase, to the v1.0 launch of their project, and thus accelerate the next generation of solar energy products to market within a few years. Through the Incubator program, SunShot successfully leverages the expertise, capabilities, and facilities of DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and other national labs to support small businesses as they transition to industry.

This round of the SunShot Incubator Program has been specifically designed to address soft cost reductions; proposals for hardware-related solutions will not be accepted.  Though the focus of this round of funding is different than previous rounds, the main program goals and structure remain the same.  That is, the SunShot Incubator Program will continue its aim to advance innovative solutions on a fixed payment schedule based on verifiable deliverables.

The SunShot Incubator program consists of two Tiers to which applications may be submitted:

Tier 1 includes awards up to $500,000 with a 20% cost share requirement over 12 months to accelerate the development of innovative soft BOS technologies to the prototype/alpha product stage.  

Tier 2 includes awards up to $5 million (anticipated award size of $1-2 million) with a 50% cost share requirement over 18 months that transition innovative alpha systems/solutions into a pilot/v1.0 release and eventually full-scale deployment.

WEBINAR 1:  This Webinar, mentioned in the FOA, will be held on December 9th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time.   Those interested in participating in the webinar should note the following:
  • Audio is available through the Internet (headset/speakers) and over the phone.  You will be able to access audio through the Webinar pop up.  Clicking on Telephone will display the call-in number, which is also found in the registration confirmation email.
WEBINAR 2:  The second webinar mentioned in the FOA will be held on February 21st from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.   Those interested in participating in the webinar must register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/705284601.  The participant will receive an automated email with the webinar address after they have registered.  The system requirements and audio capabilities are described under the “Webinar 1” section above.

Contact Information

  • SunShot.Incubator@ee.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@ee.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/17/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/5/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000615: Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production (ASAP)

The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting applications to support outdoor phototrophic algae research and development in two areas: 1) nutrient and water use in algal production systems and 2) the development of algal technology testbed facilities. This research will support the Biomass Program’s goals to model pathways for significant (>1 billion gallons per year) volumes of cost-competitive algal biofuels by 2022.

Contact Information

  • algae@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange.  All questions must be submitted at least 5 days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/2/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000620: Accelerating the Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in Indonesia

The objective of this FOA is to develop and implement a variety of activities that deploy U.S. technical expertise in areas such as strategic and policy planning and analysis, energy market analysis, energy modeling, workforce development, and technical analysis to prime markets for increased use of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in Indonesia. Benefits to the U.S. include potentially increased exports of domestic clean energy technologies and services in a rapidly expanding market, as well as access to data on clean energy policy and programs success and challenges that can inform U.S. national and subnational policy development. DOE anticipates providing $1.2M total to one Awardee over a period of up to three years to accomplish the goals of this funding opportunity. This FOA directly supports the goals of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), International Program.

Contact Information

  • DOEIndonesiaFOA@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 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: 3/19/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/3/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000621: Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies

The focus of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop specifically-identified technologies for buildings that are cost effective and can have a tremendous impact on energy savings overall and lead to a market-ready solution (e.g. at the commercial prototype phase) within five years of project launch.  Projects must credibly demonstrate how the proposed technologies will meet the targets specified in the sub-topic descriptions. Projects under this FOA must be aimed at more than progress toward identified project goals; the project must be aimed at actual delivery of these project goals.

Topic 1: Energy Saving Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems

Subtopic 1.1: High Performance Air Source Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Subtopic 1.2: Alternative Space-Heating Systems

Subtopic 1.3: Next-Generation Heat Exchangers for Electric Vapor-Compression Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners

Topic 2: Energy Saving Building Envelope Solutions

Subtopic 2.1: High performance thermal insulation

Subtopic 2.2: Advanced Roof/Attic Solutions

Subtopic 2.3: Highly insulating windows

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/17/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/25/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000625: Light-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Validation Data

Fuel cells can lead to substantial energy savings and reductions in imported petroleum and carbon emissions.  To realize these benefits, DOE’s FCT Program focuses on funding fuel cell research and development (R&D) and technology validation activities supporting a portfolio of fuel cell technologies and applications.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which specifically supports the Technology Validation program element, will collect, analyze, and validate performance data from light-duty hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) operating in real-world environments. Feedback will be provided to the DOE hydrogen and fuel cell R&D projects and industry partners to help determine what additional R&D is required to move the technology forward.

 

With this FOA, DOE is accepting new applications for projects seeking to validate light-duty fuel cell electric vehicle performance and durability.  The objective of each proposed project must be to collect and submit dynamometer and real-world vehicle performance data to a DOE-sponsored third-party collection and analysis provider to provide statistically valid projections on key metrics including durability of fuel cell systems.  R&D of these technologies is not the focus of this effort and will not be funded through this announcement.

 

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange.  All questions must be submitted at lease 3 days prior to each submission deadline.
  • FCEVDataFOA@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/18/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000626: Validation of Hydrogen Refueling Station Performance and Advanced Refueling Components

Using hydrogen, fuel cells can lead to substantial energy savings and reductions in imported petroleum and carbon emissions.  To realize these benefits, DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program focuses on funding fuel cell research and development (R&D) and technology validation activities supporting a portfolio of fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies and applications.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which specifically supports the Technology Validation subprogram, will test, demonstrate, and validate hydrogen refueling components and complete systems in real-world operating environments.  Feedback will be provided to the DOE hydrogen and fuel cell R&D projects, industry partners, and end users to help determine what additional R&D is required to move the technology forward.  Projects resulting from this FOA will include hydrogen refueling station data collection and demonstration of advanced refueling components needed to support fuel cell applications.

 

With this FOA, DOE is accepting new applications for projects seeking to validate hydrogen technologies in the specific topic areas listed below.  Only applications that are responsive to one of these topic areas will be accepted, and only one topic area may be addressed per application.  The objective of each proposed project must be to test, demonstrate, and validate hydrogen technologies in real-world environments.  R&D of these technologies is not the focus of this effort and will not be funded through this announcement, except as described in the FOA for Topic Area 2 only.

 

Topic Area 1: Hydrogen Refueling Station Data Collection

Topic Area 2: Validation of Advanced Refueling Components

 

Please refer to the FOA document for complete details.

Contact Information

  • H2TechValFOA@go.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/10/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/10/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000629: RFI - Hydropower Advancement Project

This is a Request for Information (RFI). DOE may issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein or DOE may issue no FOA at all.  

The Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting information from hydropower owners, operators, project and technology developers, equipment manufacturers, consultants and other stakeholders concerning the identification of efficiency, capacity and water utilization improvements at existing U.S. hydropower facilities.   DOE estimates that approximately 8 to 16 GW of additional capacity and approximately 55 TWh of annual generation can be added through cost effective and sustainable upgrades at existing hydropower facilities.  DOE has developed the Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP) to support development of this resource.

DOE is seeking suggestions and comments on the objectives, rationale, methodology and execution of the HAP as described in this Request for Information (RFI).  These comments will assist DOE in the refinement of this initiative and the underlying methodology.

All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format as an attachment to an email sent to the following email address: HAPHydroRFI@go.doe.gov

Contact Information

  • matthew.hess@go.doe.govMatthew Hess
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
  • 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

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/21/2012 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000634: Plug and Play Technologies and Systems Request for Information (RFI)

This is a Request for Information (RFI). DOE may issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein or DOE may issue no FOA at all.

The SunShot Initiative is investigating the development of transformational Plug and Play technologies and systems to reduce the so-called soft costs of the Balance of System, which include permitting, inspection, and grid interconnection.  When installing a PV system is as simple as plugging an appliance into a wall outlet, the residential PV market will grow at an accelerated rate, both due to the simplicity of installation and the associated reduction in cost of the overall system. The potential funding opportunity will address the process-related issues and barriers by taking a fresh look at the grid and distributed PV systems as a whole and exploring new technology pathways to reduce total system costs and ease installation. The topic areas cover, but are not limited to, PV module technology, power electronics design, grid integration approaches, racking hardware design, and system installation process. Respondents are asked to comment on the questions in the RFI (see document under "FOA Documents" below).  Respondents are also encouraged to comment on the value of the anticipated Plug and Play PV systems, as well as your organization’s anticipated interest in participating in such an opportunity.

All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format as an attachment to an email sent to the following email address: PlugandPlayRFI@go.doe.gov. 

Contact Information

  • PlugandPlay@go.doe.gov 
    Submit RFI Responses to this email address.  Questions may also be sent to PlugandPlayRFI@go.doe.gov with the subject line “Question”.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the EERE Exchange system.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/31/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000635: Superior Energy Performance Program Administrator

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund an administrator for a new American National Standards Institute, ANSI, accredited Superior Energy Performance  Program, or SEP.  The SEP program will provide industrial plants and commercial buildings with a roadmap for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency. 
Once launched, SEP will provide a transparent, globally accepted system for validating energy intensity performance improvement and management practices.  It is anticipated that the SEP certification program will launch nationally in 2012. The intent of this funding is to support the SEP Program Administrator during the initial stages of promoting and implementing the program, with the ultimate aim of creating an independent, financially self-sustaining entity. The SEP Program Administrator will be responsible to launch and oversee the SEP program.  Key tasks include (1) development of a self-sustaining business model; (2) promotion, education, and marketing; (3) management and administration; and (4) reporting and program evaluation.

Contact Information

  • GOITP.SEP@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/21/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/21/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000637: Improving Accuracy of Solar Forecasting (RFI)

This is a Request for Information (RFI). DOE may issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein or DOE may issue no FOA at all.

With the integration of high penetrations of variable renewable energy sources quickly becoming a reality for many utilities, and increases in roof-top and distribution solar energy systems the SunShot Initiative is examining how to improve the accuracy of solar forecasting models.  Accurate solar forecasts are essential for the power system operator to ensure grid reliability, and also important for solar power plant owners to minimize deviations from bids made in the power market and reduce operating costs.  In addition, the SunShot Initiative is looking to establish by consensus, uniform and comprehensive metrics to measure the accuracy of solar forecasting.   Respondents are asked to comment on the questions in the RFI (see document under "FOA Documents" below).  Respondents are also encouraged to comment on the importance of accurate forecasting and universal metrics, as well as your organization’s anticipated interest in participating in a possible FOA opportunity.

All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format as an attachment to an email sent to the following email address:  SolarForecasting@go.doe.gov

 

Contact Information

  • SolarForecasting@go.doe.gov 
    Submit RFI Responses to this email address.  Questions may also be sent to SolarForecasting@go.doe.gov with the subject line “Question”.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 

    For questions regarding the EERE Exchange system.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/3/2012 4:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000648: AMENDMENT 003 - Predictive Modeling for Automotive Lightweighting Applications and Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies (VT) Program, is seeking applications that will lead to computational modeling advances and development of lightweight alloys for lightweighting and propulsion applications. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) includes three (3) Areas of Interest; Area of Interest 3 includes two (2) subtopics. Areas of Interest are indentified below:

 

Area of Interest 1:  Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection Molded Long Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composites

Area of Interest 2:  Integrated Computation Materials Engineering (ICME) Development of Advanced Steel for Lightweight Vehicles

Area of Interest 3:  Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines

3a) Lightweight Cast Alloy Development for Light Duty Automotive Engine Applications

3b) High Strength Cast Alloy Development for Heavy-Duty On-Road Engine Applications

 

NOTE: The FOA has been updated to incorporate Amendment 001 Amendment 002, Amendment 003, discussed below:

Amendment 001 to this FOA was processed on 04/13/2012. The FOA was revised to include an additional criterion under the Project Approach for Area of Interest 1, Area of Interest 2, and Area of Interest 3, respectively. See Section V, Part A. 2. Merit Review Criteria.

Amendment 002 to this FOA was processed on 04/23/2012. The FOA was revised to remove the section entitled "Subrecipient Effort" contained in Part III, Section C, Other Eligibility Requirements.

Amendment 003 to the FOA was processed on 05/04/2012. The FOA was revised to further define, clarify, and update specific clauses in the FOA. 

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement 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 can be found at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system. 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2012 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000649: Improving the Accuracy of Solar Forecasting

 

*The Slides used during the 05-30-2012 Webinar have been posted below.* 

 

*The Webinar is now available at the following link*

https://solarhighpen.energy.gov/noaa_capabilities_relevant_to_doe_solar_forecasting_foa_de_foa_0000649

 

**Please note extentions for both Letter of Intent and Application Deadlines** 

 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by DOE to solicit applications for improving accuracy of solar forecasting in the short-term (0-6 hours) and day-ahead timeframes. This FOA is part of the DOE “SunShot   Initiative” and addresses the EERE performance metric of increasing the viability and deployment of renewable energy technologies.  Launched in 2011, the SunShot Initiative aims to reduce the cost of solar energy systems by about 75% between 2010 and 2020. Achieving this target could result in solar meeting roughly 14% of U.S. electricity needs by 2030 and 27% by 2050.  Advancements in generation (conventional as well as solar) and transmission technology, improved accuracy in solar resource forecasting, the evolution of operational practices, and the adoption of consistent codes, standards, and regulatory procedures will collectively enable the successful integration of high levels of solar penetration on the grid. Specifically, there is a significant need for strong leadership and a clear way forward in: (a) establishing a standard set of metrics for solar forecast accuracy assessment, (b) development of new methods/algorithms/processes for solar forecasting, and (c) a rigorous estimation of the various value streams (including economic and reliability aspects) due to improved accuracy solar forecasting.

To further address these issues and encourage stakeholders to participate in improving the accuracy of solar forecasting, and to establish American leadership in cutting-edge solar resource forecasting techniques, the DOE, through this announcement, is planning to fund specific activities in foundational and applied research to improve the accuracy of solar forecasting, and demonstrating the application of more accuracy solar forecasts in power system operations. These activities are expected to enable significant, sustainable, and measurable progress in achieving accurate solar forecasting that is developed through foundational research, meet accuracy targets on a set of metrics developed by stakeholder consensus, validate the improved forecasts through data from existing and new instrumentation, and result in benefits shown through incorporating the forecasts into real-time power system operations and assessing the resulting impacts.

 

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 6/1/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 6/1/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/28/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000651: SunShot Incubator Program

The SunShot Incubator program is designed to help small businesses make the leap from a great idea to the alpha/prototype phase or to the launch of their project, and thus accelerate the next generation of solar energy products into the market within a few years. Through the Incubator program, SunShot successfully leverages the expertise, capabilities, and facilities of DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and other national labs to support small businesses as they transition to industry.

This round of the SunShot Incubator Program is for both hardware and non-hardware solutions that reduce the cost of systems that convert solar energy into electric potential.   

The SunShot Incubator program consists of three tiers to which applications may be submitted:

Tier 1a includes awards up to $1,000,000 with a 20% cost share requirement over 12 months to accelerate the development of innovative hardware technologies from a proof of concept to a prototype.

Tier 1b includes awards up to $500,000 with a 20% cost share requirement over 12 months to accelerate the development of innovative non-hardware (soft BOS) technologies to the prototype/alpha product stage.

Tier 2 includes awards up to $4 million (anticipated award size of $1-2 million) with a 50% cost share requirement over 18 months that transition innovative hardware and non-hardware solutions into a pilot or v1.0 release and eventually full-scale deployment.


Webinar 2: This Webinar, mentioned in the FOA, will be held on May 14th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.   Those interested in participating in the webinar should note the following:

•         Please check this website to make sure you have the appropriate system requirements needed to join the webinar: http://www.gotomeeting.com/fec/webinar/webinar_support.

•         Register at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/672234145 Once submitted, the participant will receive an automated email with the webinar address.   

•         Audio is available through the Internet (headset/speakers) and over the phone.  You will be able to access audio through the Webinar pop up.  Clicking on Telephone will display the call-in number, which is also found in the registration confirmation email.