Washington, DC - The deadline for mandatory letters of intent is rapidly approaching for the Solar Energy Technologies Office’s (SETO’s) $105.5 million funding opportunity. This opportunity spans the office’s research portfolio and includes funding for about 70 solar projects that will advance photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, and systems integration technologies and address workforce and technology transfer challenges.


  • Due Friday, May 4 at 3:00PM ET: Mandatory letters of intent need to be submitted in EERE Exchange. Submitting a letter of intent is the first step in applying for this funding opportunity and applications that do not include this letter will be unable to submit a concept paper.
  • Due Wednesday, May 9 at 3:00PM ET: Mandatory concept papers are due and are required in order to submit a full application.


More details on the letter of intent and concept paper requirements can be found in the SETO Funding Opportunity Announcement FY 2018 on EERE Exchange.


If you’re looking for more information on the funding opportunity, SETO has posted a technical background document and transcripts and presentations from the four webinars covering the funding opportunity topics. If you have any additional questions, please check the frequently asked questions posted in the documents section on EERE Exchange or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .