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Funding Opportunity - New Request for Proposals

BAPVC releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) for research on New High-Impact Concepts in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Module Packaging. 

All current and recent BAPVC principal investigators (PI) are encouraged to respond. Eligibility is not limited to current BAPVC investigators. Investigators from all domestic educational institutions are eligible to respond. This procurement intends to promote greater coordination among BAPVC projects, forming multi-investigator teams needed to achieve the aggressive goals set forth by the Industry Board. Investigators are strongly encouraged to seek and describe links and intended collaborations with existing BAPVC supported researchers along with their engagement with the DuraMat Lab Capability Network.
Purpose of the Anticipated Solicitation
The purpose of this BAPVC RFP is to identify and support research aimed specifically at innovative new concepts in solar photovoltaic (PV) module packaging with the potential for decrease in cost and improvements in module performance and reliability. Selected proposals will be part of the DuraMat activity (described in the RFP) and provide investigators the unique opportunity to actively engage with DuraMat and the National Lab Capability Network that focus on solar module materials and designs to facilitate reductions of the levelized cost of energy (LCOE).
Proposals will only be accepted in accordance with the requirements of the RFP
Please review the Request for Proposals.  Responses are due Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The anticipated solicitation will require that proposals adhere to a rigid format so that key information such as Objectives, Research Task Statements and Milestones can be quickly and simply located for ease of review as specified in Section 6. of the announcement.   These formats may be as shown on the Proposal Template and a Cover Slide highlighting key aspects of the project when proposals are requested.
Post-Release Communications
Questions and answers are posted at "Communications".