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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001981: Advanced Next-Generation High Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator

This FOA has been modified to Extend Replies to Reviewer Comments due date from 3/6/2019 to 3/8/2019. Please see "DE-FOA-0001981.0002" under the "Documents" heading below.

The "Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator" Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support offshore wind development through the research and development of lighter and higher efficiency generator designs which ultimately impact lower capital costs and power generation costs.

The primary objective of the FOA is to develop and test next generation advanced wind turbine drivetrain technologies that will facilitate the continued growth and acceptance of wind turbines for offshore applications. This in turn will lead to reductions in the cost of offshore wind energy.

Please note: Only For-Profit entities may apply as the Prime Applicant under this FOA. There are no restrictions on the entity types that may apply as Subrecipients.

Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline.

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 at


  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 11:48 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001981.0002 (Last Updated: 2/27/2019 04:01 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

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:54 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/13/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/4/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/5/2019 1:00 PM ET – 3/8/2019 5:00 PM ET