SunShot has announced $25 million in funding to boost domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of new technologies for the second round of our Solar Manufacturing Technology (SolarMat) program. SolarMat supports the development and implementation of innovative technologies that will create competitive advantages for domestic solar energy technology manufacturers and solar supply chain manufacturers. The total federal funding will be about $25 million total with a minimum required 50% awardee cost share. See the funding opportunity and apply today. Mandatory concept papers are due March 14.
Also, tomorrow, February 28, is your final opportunity to submit feedback on the net internal and external costs and benefits of distributed solar photovoltaics (PV), including costs and benefits delivered to and from the electrical grid. Please see the request for information and download a copy of the questions (they begin on page 4).
Next week on March 5, join SunShot and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for a webinar about their solar technical assistance program, which provides unbiased and in-depth guidance to help policymakers and policy implementers understand solar best practices. Register to learn more about how our technical assistance team can help you, and how to apply.
Event registration for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit & Peer Review in Anaheim, CA is scheduled to open in early March, along with the launch of the Summit website.
Finally, SunShot is hiring! They are seeking a rock-star program manager to lead the growing Systems Integration team. Please consider pursuing these opportunities, and forward this announcement to others who might be interested.