This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). SETO’s mission is to accelerate the development and application of technology to advance low-cost, reliable solar energy in the United States. The office supports solar energy research and development (R&D) with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and domesticbenefit of solar technologies on the electric grid. These efforts support solar energy in becoming a fundamental part of the nation’s energy system and economy over the next three decades.
The SETO FY21 Systems Integration and Hardware Incubator funding program seeks to invest in innovative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that enable solar to contribute to the reliability and resilience of the nation’s electricity grid and continue to drive down costs, while developing next-generation solar technologies and boosting American solar manufacturing. These projects will support the scalability of solar as deployment increases across the country so that solar is affordable, supports grid reliability, and benefitsthe U.S. economy.
- Submission Deadline for Mandatory Letter of Intent (LOI): Jan. 11, 2021
- Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: Jan. 25, 2021
- Submission Deadline for Full Applications: March 29, 2021