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***This notice of intent is now a funding opportunity. Click here to visit the Photovoltaic Research and Development 2: Modules and Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement webpage.***
The SunShot Initiative intends to release a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support improvements in photovoltaic module design as well as approaches to reduce installation and interconnection time.
The PVRD2 FOA will encourage project teams to optimize the completed product by considering the holistic module and system architecture rather than focusing on individual components. This FOA will have three topic areas with different funding levels based on the size, scope, and length of the project. Across the three topic areas, projects are expected to range in size from $100,000 to $2,000,000. Cost share is anticipated to be 20% for all topic areas, with academic and nonprofit institutions able to apply for a waiver to reduce the cost share to 10%.
Download the full notice of intent HERE, which includes more information about each of the three topic areas. Stay tuned for the full FOA soon.
The first round of PVRD was announced on September 14, 2016. Read the press release.