Systems Integration Competitive Awards

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Through the Systems Integration subprogram's efforts, DOE is funding a range of research and development projects to advance technology in four broad, inter-related areas: planning and operationSolar Plus Xpower electronicssensing and communication, and codes and standards.

Current Funding Programs

Funding Program                                                                                     Year Announced Amount Awarded
Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies (ASSIST) 2018 TBD
Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications (Power Electronics) 2018 $20M
Solar Forecasting 2 2017 $12M
Resilient Distribution Systems Lab Call 2017 $10M
ENERGISE 2017 $30M
Grid Modernization Lab Consortium (GMLC) 2016 $10M
SHINES 2016 $18M
SuNLaMP 2015 $59M

Past Funding Programs

Funding Program                                                                                     Year Announced Amount Awarded
SUNRISE 2013 $8M
PREDICTS 2013 $1M
National Laboratory R&D 2012 $77M
High Penetration Solar Deployment 2012 $38M
Plug and Play Photovoltaics 2012 $25M
Solar Forecasting 2012 $11M
BOS-X 2011 $56M
SEGIS-AC 2011 $30M

Cost Share

The Solar Energy Technologies Office issues competitive solicitations that fund cooperative research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects by private companies, universities, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.03 per kilowatt-hour (not including incentives). Per Section 988 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, all of our awards have a cost share requirement that awardees must meet to receive their funding, which can be met through direct or indirect project costs. The cost sharing requirements generally require a 20 percent cost share for research and development, with an exemption for basic or fundamental research and development, and a 50 percent cost share for demonstration and commercial application activities. Learn more about the Energy Department’s Financial Assistance.  

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