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Funding Opportunity Announcement: Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities

Funding Number:  DE-FOA-0001186
Funding Amount: $25,000,000

Description

The Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks transformative projects targeting all components of a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. Projects should seek to meet the targets set out in the SunShot Vision Study, enabling CSP to become fully cost-competitive with traditional forms of electric power generation. Projects can address challenges in any technical system of the plant, including solar collectors, receivers and heat transfer fluids, thermal energy storage, power cycles, as well as operations and maintenance. 

The total federal funding for this opportunity will be about $25 million with a minimum 20% required awardee cost share. Individual awards are expected to range from $250,000 to $5 million.

Prior to submitting a full application for this opportunity, a brief, mandatory concept paper is due on November 26, 2014. See all application dates below.

FOA Issue Date September 30, 2014
Informational Webinar October 10, 2014
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers November 26, 2014; 5:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Full Applications February 20, 2015; 5:00pm ET
Submission Deadline for Responses to Reviewer Comments March 30, 2015
Expected Date for Selection Notifications June 1, 2015
Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations August 1, 2015
 
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