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|
|Minnesota Distributed Wind Market Assessment RFP||
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources requests proposals from qualified contractors to perform an assessment of the small- to mid-sized distributed wind turbine market in Minnesota. Open to individuals and public or private entities with demonstrated experience related to distributed wind.
|Wind||Minnesota Department of Commerce||01/06/2014|
|Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies||
This opportunity will provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of capital projects to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. The intent is for these capital projects to help facilitate the wider adoption of these technologies at other Federal facilities.
|Efficiency||U.S. Department of Energy||02/18/2014|
|SunShot Projects under EERE's Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Program||
The DOE SunShot Initiative seeks proposals for the development of innovative technologies in the areas of: (a) Software Tools for PV Soft Cost Reductions and Grid Integration, (b) Analytical Modeling and Data Aggregation, (c) Supply Chain for Concentrating Solar Power and (d) Labor Efficiencies through Hardware Innovation. Applicants are encouraged to propose deliverables that demonstrate clear progress, are aggressive but achievable, and are quantitative.
|Solar||U.S. Department of Energy||02/04/2014|
|Energy for Sustainability||
The program supports fundamental research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. Eligibility: Unrestricted
|Sustainability||National Science Foundation||02/20/2014|
|Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy||
This funding opportunity seeks applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Specifically, applications are sought for research on plants that will improve biomass and oil seed characteristics, yield, or sustainability. Eligibility: Unrestricted
|Bioenergy||U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy||02/25/2014|
|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|
|Independent Investigation of Cost Overruns of Xcel Energy’s Monticello Life Cycle Management/Extended Power Update Project RFP||
The Minnesota Department of Commerce requests proposals from qualified engineering contractors experienced with design, project management, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NCR) regulations at a plant similar in design to the Monticello plant (Boiling Water Reactor) to produce a report analyzing the prudency of decisions made by Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy regarding costs incurred in its projects to upgrade the capacity and extend the life of its Monticello nuclear power plant.
|Energy future||Minnesota Department of Commerce||12/30/2013|
|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|
|Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage||
The Department of Energy (DOE) is accepting new applications aimed at research and development for the continued development of advanced hydrogen storage systems and novel hydrogen storage materials supported through the Hydrogen Storage program. Eligibility: Unrestricted
|Hydrogen||U.S. Department of Energy||01/17/2014|
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