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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

DE-FOA-0001319: SOLAR BANKABILITY DATA TO ADVANCE TRANSACTIONS AND ACCESS (SB-DATA)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) specifically targets soft cost reduction by increasing data accessibility, quality and interoperability in the U.S. The Solar Bankability Data to Advance Transactions and Access FOA (SB-DATA) will facilitate the growth and expansion of the solar industry by creating a standardized data landscape for distributed solar. As the solar market continues to rapidly grow, it’s critical that the collection, management, and exchange of solar datasets, especially those that affect the bankability of solar assets – across the value chain from project origination to grid integration, operations, and decommissioning – are coordinated and streamlined to protect consumers, increase efficient pricing, and to support new and existing businesses entering the solar marketplace (e.g. new financial, underwriting products, operations and maintenance services).

The goal of SB-DATA is to support the creation and adoption of industry-led de facto open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the value chain from origination to decommissioning. SunShot defines success of this program as the wide adoption of data standards by stakeholders representing at least 60% of the U.S. solar industry, in terms of deployed/managed residential and non-residential distributed solar assets in 2015. This includes solar companies, developers, utilities, state governments, inverter manufactures, financial institutions, investors, underwriters, real estate entities, and others.


Informational Webinar was held June 4, 2015 at 4pm-5pm ET

Slides available for download below.

Documents

  • SOLAR BANKABILITY DATA TO ADVANCE TRANSACTIONS AND ACCESS(SB-DATA) (Last Updated: 5/21/2015 04:59 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&As *Last Update 7/21/15* (Last Updated: 5/21/2015 06:05 PM ET)
  • SOLAR BANKABILITY DATA TO ADVANCE TRANSACTIONS AND ACCESS (SB-DATA) INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR (Last Updated: 6/4/2015 05:52 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.

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/21/2015 05:47 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/21/2015 05:48 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/22/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/31/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/18/2015 5:00 PM ET – 8/31/2015 5:00 PM ET