The letter of intent deadline (optional) is April 2, 2012. Concept papers are due April 9, 2012 and full applications are due May 29, 2012.
The Sunshot Incubator Program provides support to assist small businesses in making the transition from a proof of concept or business plan to domestic commercialization or deployment of solar energy products through advanced research and development, strengthening domestic manufacturing and cutting-edge technology. Proposed activities should be focused on developing hardware and non-hardware solutions that address barriers to scale-up, commercialization, and deployment by 2015. The objective of support is to facilitate the large-scale deployment of solar energy technologies without subsidies, which will help increase America’s global economic competitiveness, energy security, and environmental health.