For Universities

Funding Opportunity

The Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium (BAPVC) requests proposals for research projects to produce very low cost modules delivering energy conversion efficiency greater than 20% and research in module reliability supporting deployment of these advanced technologies.   Please review the Request for Proposals.
 
All current BAPVC principal investigators (PIs) are encouraged to respond.  Eligibility is not limited to current BAPVC investigators.  
 
Purpose of the Anticipated Solicitation
This Request for Proposals (RFP) will select research projects exploring technologies that will dramatically reduce the capital expenditures required for photovoltaic manufacturing facilities to produce very low cost modules delivering energy conversion efficiency greater than 20%.   The RFP will consist of two parts.
  
Part I, is a call for multi-investigator teams formed to address the aggressive goals set forth by the industry members of the consortium.  Expected funding for each project proposed in Part I is up to $500,000 per year.  Projects in Part I will be funded for one year.
 
Part II, is a call for pathfinder projects for investigators to identify the strongest technical approach and form a multi-investigator team to address the aggressive goals set forth by the industry members of the consortium.  Expected funding for each project proposed in Part II is up to $125,000 per year. Projects in Part II will be funded for one year.
 
Proposals will only be accepted in accordance with the requirements of the RFP
Please review the Request for Proposals.
 
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 7. 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.