The Silicon Solar Manufacturing and Dual-use Photovoltaics Incubator funding opportunity will:

  • Fund up to 12 projects to help establish a network of manufacturers across the domestic solar supply chain focused on polysilicon production, silicon ingots and wafers, solar cells, glass and other module components, and associated manufacturing equipment.
  • Fund projects that will aim to open new markets for the emerging dual-use PV sectors, in particular agrivoltaics, building-integrated PV, floating PV, and vehicle-integrated PV.
  • Create opportunities to develop domestically made products capable of expanding PV markets and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, through dual-use technologies.
An informational webinar will be held on July 12 at 4 p.m. ET. Mandatory concept papers are due by September 27, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.

President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and Bidenomics strategy is growing the American economy from the middle out and bottom up – from rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, to driving over $500 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments in the United States, to creating good paying jobs and building a clean energy economy that will combat climate change and make our communities more resilient.

As part of its ongoing commitment to building out domestic solar manufacturing, DOE also recently:

  • Announced its intention to release a new funding opportunity of up to $36 million for research and development projects to advance thin-film solar technologies like perovskite and cadmium telluride (CdTe) PV.
  • Announced $52 million for 19 selected projects, including $10 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to strengthen America’s domestic solar supply chain, and $30 million in funding for technologies that will help integrate solar energy into the grid.
  • Launched the American-Made Solar Prize Round 7 – a $4 million prize program designed to spur innovations in U.S. solar hardware and software technologies.
Learn more about DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office and its solar manufacturing research.

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