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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001256: MICRO-SCALE OPTIMIZED SOLAR-CELL ARRAYS WITH INTEGRATED CONCENTRATION (MOSAIC) (SBIR/STTR)

The MOSAIC (Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration) Program will fund potentially disruptive technologies and related system concepts to achieve new performance and cost benchmarks for solar-electric generation from photovoltaics (PV).   Specifically, MOSAIC will develop novel concepts that integrate arrays of high-performance micro-scale concentrated PV (micro-CPV) elements into modules that are similar in profile and cost to traditional non-concentrated “flat-plate” (FP) PV, but achieve the performance level associated with conventional Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV).  Realization of the aggressive targets of MOSAIC will require the formation of R&D teams from several communities, including material scientists, electrical and packaging engineers, optical engineers, micro-scale manufacturing specialists, and researchers in polymers and opto-electronics. 

A list of potential teaming partners can be found here: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/TeamingPartners - MOSAIC

Documents

  • MOSAIC FOA - SBIR/STTR - Full Application - MOD 02 - 03.23.15 (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 05:53 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • MOSAIC FOA - SBIR/STTR - Concept Paper - MOD 01 - 12.31.2014 (Last Updated: 12/31/2014 10:04 AM ET)
  • MOSAIC FOA - SBIR/STTR - Concept Paper - 12.08.2014 (Last Updated: 12/8/2014 03:36 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • MOSAIC - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 12/8/2014 03:39 PM ET)
  • MOSAIC - Concept Paper - Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/8/2014 03:44 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:22 PM ET)
  • MOSAIC SBIR/STTR Technical Volume (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 05:51 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook - SBIR/STTR (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:34 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance - SBIR/STTR (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:35 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - SBIR/STTR (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:36 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:24 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:24 PM ET)
  • SBIR VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:37 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 3/23/2015 04:26 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/22/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/29/2015 5:00 PM ET – 7/2/2015 5:00 PM ET