Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001319

Funding Amount: $5,000,000


The Solar Bankability Data to Advance Transactions and Access (SB-DATA) funding program targets soft cost reduction by increasing data accessibility and quality. It will facilitate the growth and expansion of the solar industry by creating a standardized data landscape for distributed solar. As the solar market continues to rapidly grow, it’s critical that the collection, management, and exchange of solar datasets across the value chain – especially those that affect the bankability of solar assets – are coordinated and streamlined to protect consumers, increase efficient pricing, and support new and existing businesses entering the solar marketplace. The goal of SB-DATA is to support the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the value chain from origination to decommissioning.

It is anticipated that awards will range from $500,000 to $2,000,000, with a total of three to seven awards. The cost share is 50% of total project costs.

Prior to submitting a full application for this opportunity, a brief, mandatory concept paper is due on June 22, 2015. See all application dates below.

FOA Issue Date:May 26, 2015
Informational Webinar:June 4, 2015, 4:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers:June 22, 2015, 5:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Full Applications:July 31, 2015, 5:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments:August 31, 2015, 5:00pm ET
Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications:November 2, 2015
Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations:8 weeks


Additional Information

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