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Silicon Solar Manufacturing, and Dual-Use Photovoltaic Incubator

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)


To fund research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) to demonstrate innovations in domestic manufacturing for the silicon solar supply chain, and develop innovative new products for dual-use photovoltaics (PV).

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

The proposed prime recipient must be a domestic, for-profit entity. Institutions of higher education, non-profit entities, states, local governments and tribal nations are eligible to participate as subrecipients.

Decarbonization Considerations

This program aims for low cost and high quality solar systems by strengthening critical domestic manufacturing and supply chains to maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition.

Equity Considerations

Applicants are strongly encouraged to team with multiple stakeholders, including for-profit entities with institutions representing diverse entities such as, but not limited to, Tribal communities; minority-serving institutions (MSI), including historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and other minority institutions; minority business enterprises; minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses; entities located in an underserved community or through linkages with Opportunity Zones. Consider working with regional economic development commissions and other community-based organizations to determine the most equitable local and regional partnerships.

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Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

September 27, 2023 (Concept Paper); November 14, 2023 (Full Application)

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Matching Funds

20-75% depending on topic area

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