The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) issued $105.5M in funding for about 70 projects spanning the office’s portfolio that address the affordability, flexibility, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. This funding opportunity seeks early-stage research projects that advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies. Funding will also facilitate the swift integration of PV and CSP technologies into the nation’s electricity grid and support efforts that prepare the workforce for the solar industry’s future needs.
To learn more about the funding opportunity, the office has released a technical background document and hosted four webinars April 23-24, 2018 discussing each of the FOA’s topics. Below are the webinar transcripts and presentations from the systems integration, CSP, PV, and workforce topics.