Funding Opportunity Announcement: Technology to Market 3 (Incubator 12, SolarMat 5)

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***Selections for Technology to Market 3 were announced on July 12, 2017. See a list of projects here.***

Subprogram: Technology to Market
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001640
Funding Amount: $30 million

Description

The SunShot Technology to Market 3 (T2M3) funding program will continue to bring highly impactful solar energy technologies and solutions to the marketplace through technology research, development, and demonstration that overcomes technical, institutional, and market challenges. The T2M3 funding program is meant to encourage vibrant competition within every sector of the solar economy, from manufacturers to financiers to installers. Projects funded under this program will lead to the development of products and services that will help the solar industry increase system value while reducing hardware costs, improving business operational efficiency, expanding the investor pool for project development, developing products to leverage new and emerging technologies, increasing consumer access to solar, and more.

SunShot expects to make 10-25 awards under T2M3 totaling $30 million. Learn more about the projects announced in the first round and second round of this funding program.

Prior to submitting a full application for this opportunity, a brief, mandatory concept paper is due on December 12, 2016. See all application deadlines in the table below.

FOA Issue DateNovember 14, 2016
Informational WebinarNovember 22, 2016, 2:00 PM ET
Submission Deadline for Letter of IntentNovember 28, 2016, 5:00 PM ET
Submission Deadline for Concept PapersDecember 12, 2016, 5:00 PM ET
Submission Deadline for Full ApplicationsFebruary 21, 2017, 5:00 PM ET
Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer CommentsMarch 30, 2017, 5:00 PM ET
Expected Date for EERE Selection NotificationsJune 2017
Expected Timeframe for Award NegotiationsJune-July 2017

 

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