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CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Development (HIBRED)

Funding: Up to $20M Total

Open Date: 12/17/2012

Close Date: 04/09/2013

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000772


The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Development (HIBRED) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) intends to support advancement of the hybridization of CSP technologies with existing fossil fuel plants. CSP hybridization is defined as thermal and or chemical energy from a CSP system being combined with the thermal and/or chemical energy in a fossil fueled power generation system for the production of electricity. A goal of the CSP HIBRED FOA is to catalyze wider CSP hybrid deployment in the power industry.

The DOE SunShot Initiative seeks to fund research, development and demonstrations to create highly disruptive CSP technologies that will meet the SunShot installed system cost target of 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (6 cents/kWh) or lower by the end of this decade. Reaching this goal will make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity without subsidies and enable widespread deployment across the United States.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Letter of Intent Due Date: 01/14/2013, 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Application Due Date: 03/19/2013, 5 p.m. Eastern Time

Last updated: 03/29/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.