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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000805: Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS)

Amendment 001: The purpose of this amendment is to modify Section I.C. to add the language, “TCES systems that utilize fuel cells are not of programmatic interest and will be considered non-compliant.”

 

The Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applications that integrate Thermochemical Energy Storage (TCES) systems with a minimum of 6 hours of thermal storage to be used in ≥1 Megawatt-electric (≥1 MWe) scale CSP electricity generation that have promise to achieve a cost target of ≤$15 per kilowatt-hour-thermal (≤$15/kWhth) are the focus of this FOA.  Successful projects will culminate in an on-sun demonstration of the thermochemical reactor along with reliable projections of the full scale performance of the integrated storage system through the utilization of validated performance models developed as part of the research and development effort.

Documents

Previous Versions

  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:40 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Instructions (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:42 PM ET)
  • Project Management Plan Instructions (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:43 PM ET)
  • Project Management Plan Example (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:44 PM ET)
  • SF-424A Budget Information Page (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:45 PM ET)
  • PMC 123.1 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:45 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:46 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Form (Last Updated: 4/23/2013 12:46 PM ET)
  • CSP_ELEMENTS Proposal Overview Template (Last Updated: 6/11/2013 02:29 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • CSPELEMENTS@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@Hq.Doe.Gov 
    For questions regarding Exchange and systems issues. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/23/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/23/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/10/2013 1:00 PM ET – 9/13/2013 5:00 PM ET