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Funding Opportunity Number:
May 06, 2011
May 06, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 23, 2011
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 23, 2011
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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Dissemination, Outreach, Training and Technical Analysis/Assistance
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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Letter of Intent Due Date: 05/20/2011, 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date: 06/23/2011, 11:59 PM EST
Golden Field Office
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to significantly reduce market barriers and the balance of system non-hardware cost components of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Under this FOA, DOE aims to reduce costs by improving information technology systems and streamlining building codes, zoning laws, permitting rules and business processes for installing solar systems.
There are three main topics to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:
Topic 1: Codes, Standards and Processes
Topic 2: Software Design Tools and Databases
Sub-Topic 2A: Utility-Scale Project Siting Tool
Sub-Topic 2B: Plug-and-Play Tools to Facilitate Preparation and Review of Permit Applications
Sub-Topic 2C: Database of PV Permitting Processes in Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
Sub-Topic 2D: PV System Verification Tool
Sub-Topic 2E: Utility Rates Database
Topic 3: Regulatory, Financial and Utility Solutions
The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website http://eere.energy.gov/financing/exchangeExchange/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.
Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.