Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications

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Funding Opportunity ID: 297217
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001740
Opportunity Title: Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.087
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOE-GFO
Agency Name: Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
Posted Date: Sep 07, 2017
Close Date: Dec 15, 2017 Only applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper by 10/12/2017 will be eligible to submit a Full Application.
Last Updated Date: Sep 07, 2017
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Description: Complete information, including the full FOA, can be found on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will fund research that can enable significant reductions in the lifetime costs of power electronics (PE) for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy that align with meeting the SunShot 2030 goals, and likewise enable versatile control functionalities to support grid integration of solar PV for enhanced grid services. Power electronics technology is fundamental for renewable energy systems, and especially for solar PV as the critical link between solar PV arrays and the electric grid. In comparison to the state of the art, the SunShot Initiative seeks to fund early-stage solar PE research projects to enable the following objectives: 1) Lower the lifetime cost of residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar PV inverter/converter solutions; 2) Develop innovative modular, multi-purpose solar PV power electronics designs that offer enhanced services for improved lifetime value and lower grid integration costs.
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