The US Department of Energy announced $125.5 million in funding for projects that will advance research in solar energy technologies across a wide range of topics. The funding will help the Solar Energy Technologies Office's (SETO's) goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. SETO expects to make about 55 to 80 awards under the SETO 2020 funding opportunity announcement (FOA), each ranging from $300,000 to $39 million.
With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the office intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:
If you have specific questions about this funding opportunity, we encourage you to first check out the webinar that SETO hosted on February 12, 2020 which dives into the program and each of the topics. You'll need this password, fFmRNxe6, and it's recommended you use Google Chrome for best viewing results. You can also download the presentation and webinar transcript if you'd rather just read what they had to say. Should this not answer all your questions, feel free to connect with us via our chat.
Key dates are quickly approaching so you'll want to get moving fast if you're thinking about submitting a letter of intent and subsequent proposal.
If you're considering submitting a grant proposal and haven't done so in the past, we encourage you to chat with our team. Our grant writers have been awarded more than $200 million, and our pay-for-performance business model matches our confidence in helping fund your projects through grants.
The official announcement of this funding opportunity can be found here or here.