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  DE-FOA-0001697 Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 11/3/2017 05:00 PM ET 1/19/2018 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001697: Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO) is seeking applications under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund applied research and development to enable the reduction of the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) generated by concentrating solar power (CSP) to 6 ¢/kWh-electric or less, without subsidies. This FOA intends to develop integrated thermal system solutions to overcome the temperature limitations of current CSP systems, while lowering capital costs by enabling the use of advanced turbines and achieving a higher overall system efficiency in converting solar thermal energy into electricity. Applications to this FOA are expected to advance individual high temperature components which have been developed at lab scale, and test them as an integrated system at a multi-MW thermal scale that can accept solar thermal energy, store it, and efficiently deliver it to a working fluid at high temperature, representative of a high efficiency power cycle.

An informational webinar was held Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 1pm ET.  The presentation slides and the script read during the webinar are posted below. 


  • Gen3CSP FOA (Last Updated: 2/20/2018 10:21 AM ET)
  • CSP_Gen3_Roadmap (Last Updated: 9/7/2017 02:15 PM ET)
  • Gen3CSP_FOA_Webinar (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 06:43 PM ET)
  • GEN3CSP_FOA__webinar_script (Last Updated: 9/26/2017 06:47 PM ET)
  • SF 424 Application (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 12:46 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 12:47 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 12:58 PM ET)
  • SOPO (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 01:00 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 Periods) (Last Updated: 1/5/2018 10:13 PM ET)
  • GEN3CSP Q&A (Last Updated: 2/20/2018 02:04 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/18/2018 08:31 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/3/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/19/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/6/2018 10:00 AM ET – 3/9/2018 2:00 PM ET