DE-FOA-0000493: Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions (BOS-X)
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to significantly reduce the balance of system hardware cost component of Photovoltaic (PV) systems. This FOA directly supports the goals of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) and the SunShot Initiative, which has a goal to reduce the total cost (including installer margin) of solar energy systems by about 75 percent before the end of the decade. Under this FOA, DOE is requesting applications for research, development, and demonstration of new components and system designs or the development of new building code language to overcome scientific, technological, and engineering barriers to achieving safe, very low cost, and high reliability balance of system hardware. While this FOA is meant to mainly address hardware and labor costs and not “soft” costs, advancements in hardware that may result in lower soft costs (permitting, site preparation, etc.) are encouraged.
There are four topics to which an application may be submitted under this FOA: Topic 1: Transformational Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Modules Topic 2: Roof and Ground Mount Innovations Topic 3: Transformational Photovoltaic System Designs Topic 4: Development of New Wind Load Codes for PV Systems
FOA Documents FULL TEXT: Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions (BOS-X) SF-424 Application for Financial Assistance SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities Recipient SF 424 Research and Related (SF 424R&R) SF424RR_ Budget Instructions Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Summary Slide NEPA Environmental Checklist
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For questions regarding the submission of applications through the EERE Exchange, all questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.
Submission Deadlines Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 5/9/2011 11:59 PM EST Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/9/2011 11:59 PM EST
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