The Solar Bankability Data to Advance Transactions and Access (SB-DATA) funding program targets soft cost reduction by increasing data accessibility and quality. It will facilitate the growth and expansion of the solar industry by creating a standardized data landscape for distributed solar. As the solar market continues to rapidly grow, it’s critical that the collection, management, and exchange of solar datasets across the value chain – especially those that affect the bankability of solar assets – are coordinated and streamlined to protect consumers, increase efficient pricing, and support new and existing businesses entering the solar marketplace. The goal of SB-DATA is to support the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the value chain from origination to decommissioning.
It is anticipated that awards will range from $500,000 to $2,000,000, with a total of three to seven awards. The cost share is 50% of total project costs.
Prior to submitting a full application for this opportunity, a brief, mandatory concept paper is due on June 22, 2015. See all application dates below.