Monday, April 9, 2012
NY BEST Bench-to-Prototype Solicitation
This New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2458 seeks proposals to transition new energy storage technologies with proven technical feasibility to a working prototype. Eligible technologies are energy storage technologies that utilize electrical or electrochemical processes and include batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and related components that integrate these technologies into complete systems.
Awards are intended to support technologies at Technology Readiness Level (“TRL”) 3 or above, as defined in this solicitation and proposed work should help transition the technology toward TRL 6 and eventual commercialization. Three solicitation rounds are scheduled and total available funding is $5,400,000. All, or none, of the available funds may be awarded in any round. Maximum project award is $250,000 in NYSERDA funds which must be matched by at least an equal amount through cash and/or in-kind co-funding, so NYSERDA support is no more than 50 percent of the total project cost.
The funding provided through this solicitation resulted from Clean Air Interstate Rule proceeds that were identified to help establish the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) ConsortiumTM. NY-BEST was organized to help position New York as a global leader in energy storage technology for transportation, electric grid, and other applications. This solicitation is open to any member of NY-BEST. Information on becoming a member can be found at http://www.ny-best.org/.