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DE-FOA-0001006: Water Power Manufacturing

The purpose of this modification is to revise the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to 7/31/2014 at 5:00pm ET. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses the application of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to the development of new hydropower technologies.  With the significant advancements realized over the last decade, Computer Aided Design (CAD) driven, additive manufacturing technologies can effectively push the performance and speed the adoption of new hydropower technologies. 
Applicants should propose to design an integrated hydropower turbine generator system that applies advanced materials and/or additive manufacturing techniques and produce a prototype unit at an appropriate scale to enable in-water performance testing in a laboratory environment.  The project should include design, in-water performance testing, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis that takes into account production scale manufacturing costs, as well as  development of a manufacturing plan that estimates the material and process requirements for full-scale production of the design.  

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance ( 


An Informational Webinar was held for this FOA on April 23, 2014. To view the webinar, click the link below





  • DE-FOA-0001006_-_Water_Power_Manufacturing_-_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 4/7/2014 03:45 PM ET)
  • An_Informational_Webinar_was_held_on_April_23,_2014._You_may_view_the_slides_in_pdf_here (Last Updated: 4/23/2014 05:13 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: 4/10/2014 06:42 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/10/2014 06:43 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/10/2014 06:43 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/9/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/24/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/25/2014 12:00 PM ET – 8/4/2014 5:00 PM ET