Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001195
Funding Amount: $9,700,000
The Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (PREDICTS 2) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Eligible projects will examine the performance of PV modules and will develop accelerated tests to better understand how solar modules degrade over time and achieve improved lifetime performance of the modules. Key focus areas will include using physics and chemistry and advanced data analysis to gain a better understanding of why solar modules fail, developing improved product tests and new rapid testing techniques or instruments – either outdoors after installation or during the manufacturing process – that evaluate module reliability, and improving data models to predict performance over time.
These projects will directly support SunShot’s mission to cut the cost of solar energy technologies and increase widespread deployment of safe, reliable and efficient solar electricity nationwide. The total federal funding for this opportunity will be approximately $9.7 million with a minimum 10%-20% required awardee cost share (see page 16, Section III.B of the FOA document for more information). Individual awards will likely range from $500,000 to $1,500,000.
Prior to submitting a full application for this opportunity, a brief, mandatory concept paper is due on January 14, 2015. See all application dates below.
|FOA Issue Date||December 1, 2014|
|Informational Webinar||December 10, 2014|
|Submission Deadline for Concept Papers||January 14, 2015 at 5:00pm ET|
|Submission Deadline for Full Applications||March 12, 2015 at 5:00pm ET|
|Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments||April 22, 2015 at 5:00pm ET|
|Expected Date for Selection Notifications||June 2015|
|Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations||August 2015|
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