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1 June | Small Innovative Projects in Solar 2022: Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power and Photovoltaics

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Alison Pearks
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This funding opportunity announcement is to invest in innovative research and development that accelerates the large-scale development and deployment of solar technologies to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. There are two topic areas:

  1. Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (CSP): This topic area will support small, focused projects investigating the applicability and robustness of novel ideas in CSP. Responsive concepts include all aspects of CSP plants with thermal energy storage, as well as solar-thermal industrial process heat innovations and solar-thermal fuel systems. 
  2. Photovoltaic (PV): Projects in this topic area will focus on new and emerging areas of PV research that can produce significant results within the first year of performance and, if successful, lay the foundation for continued research. These projects should aim to significantly lower costs and improve the power conversion efficiency, fielded energy output, reuse and recycling of system components, service lifetime, and manufacturability of PV technologies. 


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