Solicitation Type
Grant Funding Opportunity
Solicitation Number
GFO-19-310
Solicitation Status
Active
Division
Energy Research and Development
Program
Electric Program Investment Charge Program - EPIC
Release Date
Submission Deadline
Questions Deadline

Purpose

Validate the ability of a second-life battery, paired with solar PV, to provide building resiliency and load shifting services for a small/medium-sized commercial building. This solicitation will fund applied research consisting of two parts: 1) laboratory testing to measure and characterize the degradation rate of repurposed second-life EV batteries to better predict battery lifespan based on initial characteristics; and 2) pilot demonstrations of second-life EV batteries paired with solar PV behind-the-meter to validate a technical enhancement for maximizing the battery's useful life while providing resiliency benefits for a small/medium-sized commercial building.

Additional Information

  • Pre-Application Workshop Presentation (See Solicitation Files)
  • Pre-Application Workshop Recording - YouTube
  • Pre-Application Workshop Attendee List (See Solicitation Files)
  • Questions and Answers (See Solicitation Files)

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