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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements


Concentrating Optics for Lower Levelized Energy CosTS (COLLECTS) FOA seeks to further CSP system technologies by soliciting disruptive, transformative projects for the concentrating solar collectors in the CSP plant. These innovative projects will seek to surpass the targets set out in the SunShot Vision Study, enabling CSP to be cost-competitive with conventional forms of electric power generation. Projects will target the design and manufacturing of novel solar collectors with the ability to significantly reduce the solar field contribution to the overall LCOE of the CSP plant, and which have not been previously specifically targeted by CSP FOAs.


To view questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please find the DE-FOA-0001268 FOA FAQs document in the "FOA Documents" section below.



  • CSP COLLECTS FOA DE-FOA-0001268 (Last Updated: 5/26/2015 11:21 AM ET)
  • CSP COLLECTS FAQ's updated 10/7/15 (Last Updated: 5/26/2015 11:24 AM ET)
  • CSP COLLECTS Concept paper webinar_060215 (Last Updated: 6/2/2015 03:30 PM ET)
  • CSP COLLECTS webinar script 060215 (Last Updated: 6/3/2015 02:43 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

  • SF424 Template (Last Updated: 5/26/2015 11:29 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 5/26/2015 11:30 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Template (Last Updated: 5/26/2015 11:31 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/26/2015 12:00 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/25/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/25/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/16/2015 12:00 PM ET – 10/21/2015 5:00 PM ET