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Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation Photovoltaics II

Open Date: 04/08/2011

Close Date: 06/27/2011

Funding Organization: Solar Energy Technologies Program

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000387

Summary:

The U.S. Department of Energy seeks to fund revolutionary, exploratory research to create highly disruptive solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies that will meet installed system cost targets of $1 per watt and lower beyond 2020. The Transformational Science and Technology: Next Generation PV II funding opportunity will support research into technologies that have the potential for much higher efficiency, lower cost, and/or more reliable performance than existing commercial and near-commercial PV technologies and their expected incremental progress in future years.  As part of the SunShot Initiative, this early-stage applied research program is intended to demonstrate and prove new concepts in materials, processes, and device designs to feed into component development at the laboratory scale, with subsequent component integration, engineering scale-up, and eventual commercial production. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed to look beyond incremental near-term innovation and explore transformative concepts with the potential to break through performance barriers as they are known today.

Preliminary applications are due 05/09/2011, 11:59 p.m. EST.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 06/08/2011

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.