DOE Seeks Expert CSP R&D and Industry Insight – by Oct 6

CSP industry and researchers at SolarPACES 2017 Conference

Subprogram: Soft Costs
Funding Number: Request for Information: DE-FOA-0001818

The SunShot Initiative has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about integrated data and analysis needs across the solar value chain. The goal is to better understand the information-related problems and questions that exist today for key solar stakeholders including manufacturers, project developers, financiers, engineering, procurement, and construction businesses, as well as state and local jurisdictions, researchers, analysts and others supporting the technological advancement and wide-scale adoption of solar technology. This information will help to inform near- to mid-term plans for the development of information-based network planning, real-time optimization, and bankability tools in the context of the SunShot 2030 goals.

This RFI covers three broad categories:

  • Use of existing resources;
  • Resource needs; and
  • Engagement opportunities.

View the full list of questions in the RFI here.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to solaranalysis@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on October 6, 2017. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery.  Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email and no more than 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

  • Company / institution name;
  • Company / institution contact;
  • Contact’s address, phone number, and e-mail address.

EERE Exchange Link: 

Download the RFI to learn more about the solicitation.

See all open funding opportunities from SunShot.

Source: https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/request-information-solar-energy-technology-analysis-data-needs