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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002064: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Program

Modification 00003 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00003 are highlighted in blue.

Modification 00002 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00002 are highlighted in green.

Modification 00001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00001 are highlighted in yellow.

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) works across the solar energy technology spectrum with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. Ensuring that more Americans can benefit from the declining costs of solar is one of SETO's primary goals, which support early-stage research, development, and demonstration of solar technologies. Achieving SETO's priorities across the solar energy technology landscape requires sustained, multifaceted innovation. With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the office intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:

Topic Area 1: Photovoltaics Research and Development

Topic Area 2: Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Research and Development

Topic Area 3: Balance of Systems Soft Costs Reduction

Topic Area 4: Innovations in Manufacturing: Hardware Incubator

Topic Area 5: Advanced Solar Systems Integration Technologies


Teaming Partner List: See “Teaming Partner List Instructions” under the Documents Section for more information about the SETO teaming partner list.


Links to the recorded webinars are below. The password for each webinar is Setofoa2019. The recordings must be viewed in a browser other than Internet Explorer.

SETO FY 2019 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - OVERVIEW

Topic Area 1- PHOTOVOLTAICS

Topic Area 2 - CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER - Due to an unfortunate technical error, the CSP webinar recording and webinar transcript will not be posted on Exchange. See the Documents section below for a copy of the CSP presentation slides.

Topic Area 3 - SOFT COSTS

Topic Area 4 - INNOVATIONS IN MANUFACTURING

Topic Area 5 - SYSTEMS INTEGRATION


Applicants should note that the SAM registration and renewal process has been updated recently and now requires applicants to mail a notarized letter to the SAM processing office in London, KY. The letter must formally identify an Entity Administrator for each applicant. This additional step can result in longer processing times.

For questions and answers, please refer to the FOA Q and A spreadsheet under Documents.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002064 FY19 SETO FOA Mod 00003 (Last Updated: 7/12/2019 03:11 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List Instructions (Last Updated: 3/28/2019 11:16 AM ET)
  • SETO - Teaming Partner List - Updated 8/7/19 (Last Updated: 8/7/2019 04:47 PM ET)
  • FOA Q and A (Last Updated: 7/24/2019 04:07 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Overview (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:55 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 1 - Photovoltaics Research and Development (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:58 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 2 - Concentrating Solar Power (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:46 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 3 - Balance of Systems Soft Costs Reduction (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 01:02 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 Applicant Webinar Topic Area 4 - Innovations in Manufacturing: Hardware Incubator (Last Updated: 4/8/2019 12:44 PM ET)
  • SETO FY19 FOA Applicant Webinar Topic Area 5 - Systems Integration (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 05:39 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Overview Webinar Transcript- 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:20 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 1 Webinar Transcript - Photovoltaics -4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/7/2019 01:14 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 3 Webinar Transcript - Photovoltaics - 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:19 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 4 Webinar Transcript -Innovations in Manufacturing - 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:18 PM ET)
  • SETO FOA Topic 5 Webinar Transcript -Systems Integration - 4-2019 (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 06:18 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

  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • EERE 335.1 Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:27 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:32 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/25/2019 12:56 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/14/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/10/2019 12:01 PM ET – 9/13/2019 12:01 PM ET