The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released a Broad Area Announcement (BAA) for over $25 million for Alternative Energy Research & Development. The objective of the AFRL Alternative Energy funding for FY13 is to accelerate the transition of energy efficiency and alternative energy technologies to meet Air Force and the Office of Secretary Defense (OSD) Office of Operational Energy Plans and Programs energy goals. The Air Force has received FY 13 Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) funds for this purpose. One focus of the BAA is to improve energy-efficiency of large remote radar systems for better performance near wind farms in order to reduce mission risk. The Air Force alone accounts for 48 percent of the total Department of Defense (DoD) energy consumption and slightly more than 50 percent of the total DoD energy costs, with the vast majority of this for aviation fuel. AFRL is soliciting unclassified white papers (and later technical and cost proposals) and small businesses are encouraged to submit white papers to any or all topics listed in the BAA. To apply, submit a white paper on any or all of the topics listed in the BAA. All submissions must be received by January 9, 2014 by 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Submit 1 original and 2 hard copies of the white paper via mail to the Contracting point of contact. For more information on how to apply, visit fedbizopps.gov/opportunities.