**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The FOA will support early-stage research that spans the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) portfolio, seeking to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies and to facilitate the swift integration of those technologies into the nation’s electricity grid. It also is designed to support efforts that prepare the workforce for the solar industry’s future needs. The FOA is organized into the following high level Topic Areas:

Topic 1: Advanced Solar Systems Integration Technologies describes SETO research priorities in the seamless integration of high penetrations of solar energy onto the nation’s electricity grid.

Topic 2: Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Research and Development describes SETO research priorities that support solar technologies that focus sunlight to generate and store high-temperature heat for electricity generation and other end uses.

Topic 3: Photovoltaic Research and Development describes SETO research priorities that support the further development of photovoltaic technologies that improve system reliability, annual energy yield, demonstrate performance of novel PV devices and develop new PV materials.

Topic 4: Improving and Expanding the Solar Industry through Workforce Initiatives describes SETO research priorities that support solar workforce development.

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/4/2018 3:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/9/2018 3:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/26/2018 3:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/2/2018 3:00 PM ET – 8/6/2018 3:00 PM ET

Announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=303633