Author: DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office   Published:  12/16/19

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SBIR/STTR Webinar December 18 2PM ET

Small businesses with a great idea to advance solar energy technologies can apply for up to $200,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program through their FY20 Phase 1 Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The SBIR and STTR programs encourage U.S.-based small businesses to engage in high-risk, innovative research and technology development with the potential for future commercialization.

Once companies successfully complete Phase I funding, they can apply for Phase II funding, which can total $1.1 million.

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will host a webinar to promote participation in the upcoming FOA with a focus on its solar topic. The webinar will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2PM ET. Register for this webinar here.

The solar subtopics in the funding opportunity include:

  • 11a: Technology Transfer Opportunity: Microwave Photoconductance Spectrometer for Roll-to-roll Deposited Semiconductor Materials:SBIR/STTR is looking for a partner to develop the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s lab-scale microwave photoconductance instrument into a prototype of a viable commercial metrology tool.
  • 11b: Affordability, Reliability, and Performance of Solar Technologies: The Solar Energy Technologies Office is seeking solutions that can advance solar energy technologies by lowering costs as well as facilitate its secure integration into the nation’s electric grid. Applications should fall within one of these areas: advanced solar systems integration technologies, concentrating solar-thermal power technologies, or photovoltaic technologies.

Join SETO staff on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 2PM ET as they discuss the solar topic of the upcoming SBIR/STTR FOA. Register for the webinar today.