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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities


***Replies to reviewer comments are due by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, April 22, 2015***

This FOA was modified on January 7, 2015.

The purposes of this modification are to:

Extend the concept paper deadline from 1/7/2015 to 1/14/2015 5:00pm EST.Revise the cost sharing requirement to include the cost share reduction waiver as per Section III.B.1 of the FOA.

The Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS 2) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Eligible projects will examine the performance of PV modules and will develop accelerated tests to better understand how solar modules degrade over time and achieve improved lifetime performance of the modules.

Key focus areas will include using physics and chemistry and advanced data analysis to gain a better understanding of why solar modules fail, developing improved product tests and new rapid testing techniques or instruments – either outdoors after installation or during the manufacturing process – that evaluate module reliability, and improving data models to predict performance over time.

These projects will directly support SunShot’s mission to cut the cost of solar energy technologies and increase widespread deployment of safe, reliable and efficient solar electricity nationwide. The total federal funding for this opportunity will be approximately $9.7 million with a minimum 20% required awardee cost share. Individual awards will likely range from $500,000 to $1,500,000.


  • Full text Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001195 PREDICTS 2 Modification 000001 (Last Updated: 1/7/2015 11:30 AM ET)
  • PREDICTS2_Webinar_Slides_final (Last Updated: 12/10/2014 04:41 PM ET)
  • PREDICTS2_webinar_script (Last Updated: 12/10/2014 04:42 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

  • SF_424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 11/20/2014 04:22 PM ET)
  • EERE 335, formerly called the EERE 159. Either form is acceptable. (Last Updated: 11/20/2014 04:22 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 11/20/2014 04:23 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_PREDICTS 2 (Last Updated: 12/3/2014 12:34 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/14/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/12/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/17/2015 9:00 AM ET – 4/22/2015 5:00 PM ET