Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems


Funding Opportunity ID: 297296
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001697
Opportunity Title: Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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 11, 2017
Close Date: Jan 19, 2018
Last Updated Date: Sep 11, 2017
Award Ceiling: $35,000,000
Award Floor: $5,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $62,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO) is seeking applications under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund applied research and development to enable the reduction of the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) generated by concentrating solar power (CSP) to 6 ¢/kWh-electric or less, without subsidies. This FOA intends to develop integrated thermal system solutions to overcome the temperature limitations of current CSP systems, while lowering capital costs by enabling the use of advanced turbines and achieving a higher overall system efficiency in converting solar thermal energy into electricity. Applications to this FOA are expected to advance individual high temperature components which have been developed at lab scale, and test them as an integrated system at a multi-MW thermal scale that can accept solar thermal energy, store it, and efficiently deliver it to a working fluid at high temperature, representative of a high efficiency power cycle.
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