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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

DE-FOA-0001018: Solar Manufacturing Technology 2 (SOLARMAT 2)

This funding opportunity intends to spur photovoltaic and concentrating solar power manufacturing and supply chain companies in the U.S. by aiding the development of innovative cost reducing and/or efficiency increasing technology into useable manufacturing equipment and processes. Awardees are expected to move technology from the development to pilot stages of manufacturing or construction, or from pilot to full-scale manufacturing or construction within one to four years and demonstrate their proposed cost reductions.

This FOA was amended on April 9, 2014.

The purpose of this amendment (001) is to revise Section III.B.3 to clarify the costs related to independent research and development (IR&D) for the awards made under this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Please see Section III.B.3 on page 17.


  • SolarMat_2_FOA_FINAL_Amendment_001 (Last Updated: 4/9/2014 04:58 PM ET)
  • SolarMat2 Webinar 2/18/2014 (Last Updated: 2/18/2014 06:30 PM ET)
  • 2014-03-26_SolarMat2_-_Full_Application_webinar (Last Updated: 3/26/2014 03:44 PM ET)

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

Full Application

  • Application for Financial Assistance (SF-424) (Last Updated: 2/10/2014 05:12 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (EERE - 159) (Last Updated: 2/10/2014 05:13 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/10/2014 06:31 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 2/10/2014 05:37 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/12/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/30/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/6/2014 5:00 PM ET – 6/13/2014 5:00 PM ET