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NCPV Partnering Opportunities for Industry

The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) provides several non-proprietary and proprietary partnering opportunities for industry researchers. We are actively pursuing new partnerships that use our NCPV resources to complement a company's in-house capabilities. We focus on collaborative research and development with industry that will have a significant impact on making photovoltaics cost-competitive with other forms of energy by 2020.

Follow the links below for more detailed information on each opportunity—including who, how, and when you may apply.

Partnering Opportunity Proprietary
R&D Allowed
Required to Publish Results Source of Funding for NCPV Activities

Non-Proprietary Partnering Opportunity (NPO)

No

Yes

In-kind*

Seed Fund to Develop Funds-In Activities

Yes

No

In-kind*

Technology Partnership Agreement (TPA)

Yes

No

Industry Partner

Collaborative Research in Response to Competitive Solicitations

Yes

Maybe**

Funding Agency

NREL Commercialization Assistance Program (NCAP) No No NREL

* "In-kind" refers to U.S. Department of Energy support of NCPV Measurements and Characterization personnel to conduct collaborative research with external partners.

** Publication requirements depend on the competitive solicitation.

Contact

NCPV Business Development Manager