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DE-FOA-0001614: Request for Information (RFI) - Community Solar Challenge

 RFI Submission Deadline is August 2, 2016 11:59 PM EST

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback and comments on the structure, prizes, timelines, and the evaluation process of a community solar challenge. Comments will be accepted from the public, and more specifically from all interested potential contestants of such a competition.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to assess the level of interest among teams that would participate to bring community solar programs to their communities. The goals of the challenge are to enable the expansion of the solar market to a diverse array of new consumers, including low and moderate-income customers. Competing teams will be eligible for cash prizes and technical assistance from DOE and a myriad of experts nationwide. As a result of the challenge, local teams in every state will have built knowledge, expertise, and experience around innovative community solar approaches.


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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/2/2016 11:59 PM ET