The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) supports funding opportunities on photovoltaics, concentrating solar-thermal power, systems integration, technology to market, and soft costs projects. Following an open, competitive solicitation process, these funding opportunities encourage collaborative partnerships among industry, universities, national laboratories, federal, state, and local governments and non-government agencies and advocacy groups. Solicitations may include financial or technical assistance. Learn more about how to apply for a funding opportunity.
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Open Funding Opportunities
- Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) - Mandatory concept papers due May 26, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
- Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS) - Mandatory letters of intent due June 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
- Deploying Solar with Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Benefits (SolWEB) - Full applications due June 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
Closed Funding Opportunities - Applications in Review
- Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaics Accelerator Consortium Solicitation
- SolSmart Program Management
- SBIR/STTR FY 2022 Phase I Release 2
- Small Innovative Projects in Solar 2022: Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power and Photovoltaics
- Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Fiscal Year 2022 Research, Development, and Demonstration Program
- American-Made Shine On Awards for Inclusive Solar Outreach – Submissions due June 10, 2022. No cash prizes will be awarded.
- American-Made Challenges: Perovskite Startup Prize – Countdown Contest submissions due July 28, 2022.
- American-Made Solar Prize Round 5 – Winners selected at Demo Day in September 2022.
- American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize Round 2 – Design Contest and Test Contest open through April 2025.