Friday, December 7, 2012

RFI - Designation Program for Solar Energy Stakeholders

RFI - Designation Program for Solar Energy Stakeholders

Department of Energy


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 11/14/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:DE-FOA-0000771
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Nov 14, 2012
Creation Date:Dec 05, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Dec 14, 2012    Responses must be provided no later than 5:00 PM EDT on 12/14/2012. Responses must be submitted to:
Current Closing Date for Applications:Jan 04, 2013    Responses must be provided no later than 5:00 PM EDT on January 4, 2013. Responses must be submitted to:
Archive Date:Feb 28, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:Other 
Category of Funding Activity:Energy 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:$0
Award Ceiling:$0
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):81.087  --  Renewable Energy Research and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

Golden Field Office


The purpose of Amendment 001 is to extend the Closing Date of the Request for Information (RFI) to January 4, 2013. The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) seeks information from the public on the design and implementation of a potential multi-stakeholder solar designation program, and to investigate the possible effectiveness of such a program to incentivize positive changes that eliminate market inefficiencies, lower costs, and increase solar deployment. DOE is looking for general feedback from all relevant stakeholders and from specific categories of stakeholders, as identified later in this Request for Information (RFI). Please note that this RFI is not intended to gather information regarding the development of a designation program for solar hardware products (e.g., photovoltaic modules, racking systems), but rather is meant to investigate a possible designation for communities, installers, property owners, businesses, financial institutions, and utilities. The full RFI is posted on the EERE Exchange website at This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of this RFI and where to submit questions regarding submission of responses can be found in the full RFI posted on the EERE Exchange website. All responses to this RFI must be delivered electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment in an email sent to: by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 4, 2013. Emails should have the subject line ?Solar Designation RFI Response?. THIS RFI IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. 

Link to Additional Information

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Synopsis Modification History

The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.
File NameDate
Original SynopsisNov 14, 2012

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