The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources posts state and federal funding opportunities on a regular basis. The list below includes solicitations of proposals for energy or environmental grant funding or other incentives from a wide variety of organizations. Also, view our list of funding resources.
|Title||Description and Eligibility||Topic||Source||Deadline|
|Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III||
The Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III program seeks to support research that applies basic science towards the realization of devices that demonstrate photovoltaic effect. This opportunity solicits proposals that apply promising basic materials science that has been proven at the materials properties level to demonstrate photovoltaic conversion improvements to address or exceed SunShot goals.
|Solar||U.S. Department of Energy||03/24/2014|
|SunShot Prize Race to the Rooftops||
Eligibility: Local governments, State governments, townships, municipalities.
|Solar||U.S. Department of Energy||12/31/2014|
|Systems Biology of Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels||
Applications are sought for research that supports the Genomic Science research program (http://genomicscience.energy.gov). Eligibility: Unrestricted.
|Bioenergy||U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science||03/14/2014|
|SunShot Incubator Program Round 9||
This funding opportunity is designed to help startup businesses and entrepreneurs develop technologies, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more accessible for customers in the U.S. This round of the SunShot Incubator Program is for both hardware and non-hardware solutions that reduce the cost of systems that convert solar energy into electric potential.
|Solar||U.S. Department of Energy||03/13/2014|
|Open Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science||
This funding opportunity is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies. Studies are defined as single-phase efforts of durations less than 12 months and cost less than $500,000.
|Energy future||U.S. Department of Energy||09/26/2014|
|Microgrid Research, Development and System Design||
The objective is to solicit applications for financial assistance awards to enable microgrid development. This funding opportunity is responsive to addressing high-priority research, development and demonstration activities, identified jointly with key stakeholders, to overcome key challenges facing broad adoption of microgrids for key commercial applications. Eligibility: Unrestricted.
|Microgrid development||U.S. Department of Energy||04/28/2014|
|Research for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of CO2||
Projects selected will develop characterization tools, technologies, and/or methodologies that improve the ability to predict geologic storage capacity within 30 percent, improve the utilization of the reservoir by understanding how faults and fractures in a reservoir affect the flow of CO2, and ensure storage permanence. Eligibility: Unrestricted.
|Geologic storage||U.S. Department of Energy||03/24/2014|
|Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis||
Successful applications will focus on one of the regions identified in GTO’s Data Gap Analysis. Projects should lead to the development of a Geothermal Play Fairway, which details a specific region constrained through a favorable combination of structural and hydrological conditions. Eligibility: Unrestricted.
|Geothermal||U.S. Department of Energy||04/11/2014|
|U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources and Lower Cost of Energy||
The opportunity will support technologies that mitigate U.S. transportation and logistics constraints affecting the deployment of taller utility-scale wind turbine systems. Supported projects will develop lifecycle cost-competitive tower solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting, assembling, maintaining, and decommissioning towers for turbine hub heights of at least 120 m.
|Wind||U.S. Department of Energy||04/14/2014|
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