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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000982: U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources and Lower Cost of Energy

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support the development of technologies that mitigate U.S. transportation and logistics constraints affecting the deployment of taller utility-scale wind turbine systems. Continued turbine up-scaling and design advancements are expected to increase turbine performance and lower costs. Scaling to higher hub heights allows wind turbines to capture less turbulent and often stronger wind resources, thereby improving productivity and economics.  Supported projects will develop lifecycle cost-competitive tower solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting, assembling, maintaining, and decommissioning towers for turbine hub heights of at least 120 m. These projects will strengthen U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing wind turbine components, reduce the cost of wind energy, and dramatically expand the geographic range of cost-effective wind power in the United States.

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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

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 1/23/2014 06:15 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 1/23/2014 06:15 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 1/23/2014 06:16 PM ET)
  • Appendix_C_-_LCOE_Calculation_Guidance (Last Updated: 4/11/2014 11:35 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/27/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/15/2014 3:00 PM ET – 5/22/2014 5:00 PM ET