Clean Energy and Power

Solar Energy Research and Development

Agency NameDepartment of Energy
Funding Amount$40,000,000.00
Bureau Name Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Mechanism Cooperative Agreement
New? No
Funding Mechanism Cooperative Agreement

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients (A) An institution of higher education; (B) A National Laboratory; (C) A Federal research agency; (D) A State research agency; (E) A research agency associated with a territory or freely associated State; (F) a Tribal energy development organization; (G) a Tribe; (H) a Tribal organization; (I) a Native Hawaiian community-based organization; (J) a nonprofit research organization; (K) an industrial entity; (L) any other entity, as determined by the Secretary; and (M) a consortium of 2 or more entities described in subparagraphs (A) through (L).
Program Description To fund research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities to improve solar energy technologies.
Eligible Uses Research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities, including: (i) awarding grants and awards, on a competitive, merit-reviewed basis; (ii) performing precompetitive research and development; (iii) establishing or maintaining demonstration facilities and projects, including through stewardship of existing facilities; (iv) providing technical assistance; (v) entering into contracts and cooperative agreements; (vi) providing small business vouchers; (vii) establishing prize competitions; (viii) conducting education and outreach activities; (ix) conducting workforce development activities; and (x) conducting analyses, studies, and reports. link
Statutory Location 41007
Federal Cost Share Requirement TBD