Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

Please contact the ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov email address for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. Upon the issuance of a FOA, only the Contracting Officer may communicate with Applicants. ARPA-E personnel and our support contractors are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with Applicants regarding the FOA. This “quiet period” remains in effect until ARPA-E’s public announcement of its project selections.

ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.

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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000474: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (Solar ADEPT)

SunShot leverages the unique strengths across DOE to reduce the total cost of utility-scale solar systems by 75 percent by 2017. If successful, this collaboration would deliver solar electricity at roughly 6 cents a kilowatt hour – a cost competitive with electricity from fossil fuels. This would enable solar electricity to scale without subsidies and make the U.S. globally competitive in solar technology. ARPA-E's portion of the collaboration is the Solar ADEPT program, which focuses on integrating advanced power electronics into solar panels and solar farms to extract and deliver energy more efficiently. Specifically, ARPA-E aims to invest in key advances in magnetics, semiconductor switches, and charge storage, which could reduce power conversion costs by up to 50 percent for utilities and 80 percent for homeowners.  

Documents

  • Solar ADEPT FOA Mod 003_06.27.2011 (Last Updated: 4/20/2011 09:47 AM ET)

Previous Versions

Contact Information

  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements
    • Every Friday, ARPA-E will post responses to any questions that were received by Wednesday at 12 PM ET. (Questions received after Wednesday  at 12 PM ET will be answered the following week).  Responses are posted to "Frequently Asked Questions" (see hyperlink below).
    • ARPA-E will cease to accept questions 96 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  Responses to the last questions will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  ARPA-E may consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.
  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/19/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/18/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/23/2011 12:00 PM ET – 8/25/2011 5:00 PM ET