Mod 003 - The purpose of this modification is to update the eligible applicants to include all Federally Funded Research and Development Center Contractors (including Non-DOE FFRDC contractors).
Mod 002 - FOA was modified to update Criteria 1: Organization Objectives in Section V.A.2. Full Application Evaluation Criteria.
Mod 001 - FOA was modified to 1) update the eligible applicants to include DOE/NNSA National Laboratory Contractors and 2) update the evaluation criteria.
The mission of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) is to accelerate the widespread adoption of solar electric technologies across the United States (U.S.) through a program of applied research and development (R&D), demonstration, and market transformation activities. This mission aims to diversify the Nations electricity supply options, increase national security, and improve the environment.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will enable DOE to launch a PV Manufacturing Initiative that will support accelerated development for the U.S. PV industry. There are two separate topics: (1) University-Focused: designed to allow Universities to conduct industry-relevant research and development projects related to PV manufacturing; and (2) Industry-Focused: designed to allow Industry to accelerate the development and implementation of PV manufacturing-related technologies through both collaborative and non-collaborative models.
There are two submission phases: 1) Submission of the Concept Paper Application for DOE feedback (FOA No. DE-FOA-0000237) and 2) Submission of the Full Application (FOA No. DE-FOA-0000259). See Section IV of the Announcement entitled Application and Submission Information, for further details. Note that Applicants must have submitted a Concept Paper Application by the required due date, passed the Concept Paper Application initial compliance review, and received DOE feedback to be eligible to submit a Full Applica