The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Development (HIBRED) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) intends to support advancement of the hybridization of CSP technologies with existing fossil fuel plants. CSP hybridization is defined as thermal and or chemical energy from a CSP system being combined with the thermal and/or chemical energy in a fossil fueled power generation system for the production of electricity. A goal of the CSP HIBRED FOA is to catalyze wider CSP hybrid deployment in the power industry.
The DOE SunShot Initiative seeks to fund research, development and demonstrations to create highly disruptive CSP technologies that will meet the SunShot installed system cost target of 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (6 cents/kWh) or lower by the end of this decade. Reaching this goal will make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity without subsidies and enable widespread deployment across the United States.
For more information, see the full solicitation.