In-Depth Solar Technical Assistance Application
The application period for working with NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) through the In-Depth program is open from October 1–29, 2014 for round 1 support in fiscal year 2015. If you have a time-sensitive question or need expert testimony on policy best practices, STAT assistance is available year-round through the Quick Response program.
STAT is seeking applicants for the solar technical assistance program who are interested in taking a multi-faceted approach to developing the solar photovoltaic (PV) market in their jurisdictions and regions. By working with appropriate stakeholders, NREL provides assistance to address market barriers in a holistic way. Areas of assistance can include, but are not limited to:
- Utility rate design
- Net metering
- Renewable portfolio standards
- Project and program financing
- Community solar development
- Incorporating storage with solar PV
- Value of solar tariffs
- Solar and the energy/water nexus
- Integrating solar PV into 111D planning
Applications will be evaluated based on potential market impact, likelihood of action by the jurisdiction, and alignment with DOE SunShot Initiative goals, which are to drive down the cost of utility-scale solar electricity to about $0.06 per kilowatt hour (kWh) and distributed solar electricity to at or below retail rates. Please include as much concise information as possible to help us understand your request. Please also note that your responses must fit into the text boxes as we cannot accept supplemental materials.
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Applications Due: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, by midnight MSTThe deadline to submit a request has already passed.
Applicants Notified of Acceptance: December 10, 2014
Selected Project Scoping: December 11– 19, 2014
Period of Performance: January 2–September 30, 2015