PV Manufacturing Initiative Part 2: SUNPATH (Scaling Up Nascent PV AT Home)
Funding: Up to $50M total; maximum $25M per award
Open Date: 08/02/2011
Close Date: 11/30/2011
Funding Organization: Solar Energy Technologies Program
Funding Number: DE-EE0000566
The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting applications for the first industrial-scale demonstration of the applicant's photovoltaic (PV) module, cells, substrates, or module components that will achieve lower cost per watt. The applicant must demonstrate lower cost targets over the next two years than the current market-leading technology and enable the path to $1/watt system costs by 2020.
Significant non-federal cost share is required, to be achieved in partnership with sources of private capital and state and regional funds. This funding opportunity will address the currently unfulfilled and urgent need for a significant investment to assist the first industrial-scale manufacturing of a new PV technology.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Last updated: 10/21/2011
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.