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Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001400 

Funding Amount: $30,000,000

The SunShot Technology to Market “Incubator 11, SolarMat 4” funding opportunity will support the development of tools, technologies, and services that will significantly reduce the costs for solar energy systems across all technology areas (photovoltaics, power electronics, and non-hardware costs such as customer acquisition, permitting, financing, interconnection, and inspection). As part of this effort, this funding opportunity represents the coordinated release of all of the SunShot Tech-to-Market marquee annual funding programs designed to help for-profit businesses. This funding opportunity will be used to foster and accelerate the development of innovative and impactful technologies and businesses working to reduce the levelized cost of electricity for solar. It targets for-profit entities, as they are the most efficient means of directly impacting the solar energy market and the most critical components of the cost of solar energy. By leveraging America’s entrepreneurs and businesses, the Energy Department will ensure new products and business models have the best chance at having a positive impact on reducing the cost of energy from solar.

Prior to submitting a full application for this opportunity, a brief, mandatory concept paper is due on November 18, 2015. See all application dates below.

FOA Issue Date: September 16, 2015
Submission Deadline for optional Letter of Intent: November 2, 2015, 3:00pm ET
Concept Paper Informational Webinar: October 28, 2015, 3:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: November 18, 2015, 3:00pm ET
Full Application Informational Webinar: January 6, 2016, 3:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: February 3, 2016, 3:00pm ET
Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments: March 14, 2016, 3:00pm ET
Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications: May 2016
Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: May - August 2016


Additional Information

Download the full funding opportunity on the EERE Exchange website

Read the EERE press release about this FOA

Attend an informational webinar on concept paper submissions

Learn more about the award selections for the previous round of the SunShot Technology to Market funding program

Learn more about our funding programs

For FOA-specific support, contact SunShot.T2M@ee.doe.gov.