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Request for Information: Next Generation Photovoltaic Technology

Funding: No funding available; request for information only

Open Date: 08/01/2013

Close Date: 08/30/2013

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000965


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments and information from members of academia, research laboratories, and industry to assist DOE in understanding the research topics in next generation photovoltaic (PV) technologies that would aid in narrowing the gap between theoretical and realized device efficiency limits, exceeding the Shockley-Queisser limits, and overcoming materials and process barriers. The knowledge gained from these research efforts may lead to methods or device structures that can facilitate PV deployment through reduced cell costs achieved by increased cell efficiencies or cost effective materials/processes.

This request for information (RFI) asks interested parties to provide information on topic areas in innovative, transformative PV cell technology research which have high potential to be impactful to the PV landscape in 10-20 years, particularly those that will facilitate terawatt deployment of PV. 

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Submission Deadline for Responses:  August 30, 2013, 5 p.m. EST

All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word format as an attachment in an email with the subject line "Next Generation Photovoltaic RFI."

Last updated: 08/15/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.