Funding Opportunity Announcements

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

Contact Information

For questions regarding the content of this announcement.

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

DE-FOA-0000387: Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation
Photovoltaics II