Wednesday, February 16, 2011

US Offshore Wind funding opportunity

Here's another funding opportunity for wind resources for you.  The U.S. Offshore Wind:  Removing Market Barriers opportunity is open until March 11 (for letters of intent) with a preliminary application due March 25.  Invitations will be sent for final applications in May, with that final application due on June 10.

This funding opportunity is designed to help overcome several barriers -- to reduce the cost of energy through technology development and to reduce the deployment timelines and uncertainties which limit U.S. offshore wind project development.

Here are the seven topic areas for applications:
  • Offshore Wind Market & Economic Analysis
  • Environmental Risk Reduction
  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain Development
  • Transmission Planning & Interconnection Studies
  • Optimized Infrastructure & Operations
  • Resource Characterization & Design Conditions
  • Impact on Electronic Equipment in the Marine Environment
There will be an estimated 1-8 awards per topic area, with funding ranging rom $200,000 to $4.5 million per award.  A few topic areas do include non-federal cost sharing.

For more info, head on over to Fedconnect and search under DE-FOA-0000414.  If you know of someone who would be interested, always feel free to pass this info along.