U.S. DOE announces funding opportunity for renewable energy technology R&D

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects-Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a third open funding opportunity that will support up to US$125 million in research and development in a number of disciplines, including hydroelectric power.

The program, called OPEN 2015, includes a renewable energy category for:

  • Technologies that capture and/or convert hydrokinetic energy;
  • Technologies for hydropower resource identification and modeling;
  • Technologies that advance semiconductor materials, substrates, circuit topologies, magnetic materials, inductors, dielectric materials, capacitors, transistors, device packaging and other relevant materials; and
  • Renewable energy technologies that do not fit into one of the other categories.

"We are excited to announce this open solicitation to support the development of a broad range of disruptive technologies, advancing our all-of-the-above energy strategy to ensure a secure, affordable and sustainable American energy future," Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said.

HydroWorld.com reported earlier this month that the Department of Energy is planning to spend about $8 million in funding next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies.

For more information about OPEN 2015, click here.

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