The 2011 items are below, with the most recent due dates at the top and older items below.
Columbus AFB Biomass Enhanced Use Lease RFI Added 11/21/2011
Location: Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi
The Department of the Air Force ("the Air Force") requests an expression of interest from prospective entities (developers, contractors, teams, consortiums, joint ventures, etc.) capable of developing, designing, owning and operating a biomass energy generation project at Columbus Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi. The Air Force seeks information regarding potential construction and operation of a biomass project in terms of an operating agreement parties would require in order for parties to fully analyze and make proposals for the opportunity, as well as questions and concerns market participants might have. Please see the list of questions below. The Air Force will consider other approaches to this business opportunity and respondents are encouraged to submit alternative business models to improve the return to the Air Force. Please submit any questions or additional information you would like included in a solicitation, should this project proceed.
For further information and a list of issues to be addressed in the RFI, please visit:
USPS Address for Responses: Attn: William Chavez (210) 395-9539 Air Force Real Propery Agency (AFRPA) 2261 Hughes Ave., Suite 121 Lackland AFB, TX 78236-9821
FEDEX/UPS Address for Responses:
Attn: William Chavez (210) 395-9539 Air Force Real Propery Agency (AFRPA) 3515 S. General McMullen San Antonio, TX 78226-2018
Responses are due December 16, 2011 at 5 p.m. Central Time.
Solicitation Number: AFRPA-12-R-0001
Sun Metro Operations Center Seeks Solar PV Installation Added 12/02/2011
Location: El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Est. Project Cost: $34 million
Work consists of the construction of a new facility to house Sun Metro's bus operations and maintenance epartments. Work includes development of 35.5 acres of site inclusive of four buildings, containing an operations & training building consisting of approximately 26,099 SF of space including offices, training rooms, restroom facilities, janitor's closet, storage, IT rooms and other rooms. the maintenance building will be approximately 95,778 SF consisting of repair bays, offices, training rooms, restrooms, storage areas. Also a fuel facility of approximately 13,913 SF and a bus wash building of approximately 9,227 SF. Work also includes earthwork, landscaping, irrigation, concrete pavement, concrete, asphalt paving, metal stud framing, wood doors, and frames, aluminum curtain wall, aluminum storefront, glazing, hardware, exterior and interior finishes, air conditioning, plumbing, sewer, electrical power, IT, AV and lighting systems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals from undergraduate bachelor level students in environmental fields of study for the Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships Program. Areas of interest include: Natural and Life Sciences; Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs; Engineering; Social Sciences; Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences; and Mathematics and Computer Science.
$1.956 million expected to be available, up to 40 awards anticipated. Individual awards NTE $48.9K.
CPS Energy Revised 400 MW Solar Energy RFP Added 10/14/2011
CPS Energy seeks to procure utility scale solar energy at a competitive price and locate significant solar manufacturing in CPS Energy Service Territory that will spur the growth and development of the Solar industry in our region and add significant permanent jobs.
800 new permanent jobs may include both solar jobs and clean technology jobs
$30 million in annual payroll associated with solar related jobs
$100 million in capital investment in the CPS service territory as a result of the solar facility (which includes an anchor facility such as Crystal Pulling, Ingot or Thin Film Module Manufacturing facility).
Manufacturing breaking ground within 12 months of contract execution and facility operation within 36 months of contract execution.
Annual financial commitment to San Antonio area education programs (which may be mutually agreed upon during contract negotiations).
A Pre-Proposal Webcast Conference will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. (CST). The Webcast Conference may be accessed by http://eval.webex.com/meet/eric cloudt63. Although participation in this Webcast Conference is not mandatory, CPS Energy strongly recommends participation.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday (except recognized holidays), from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For further information, please review the project overview document. To apply you will need these documents:
Proposals are due 12/7/2011 no later than 2:00 p.m. CST. Proposals delivered by facsimile transmission or email will not be considered (regardless of whether received before or after the proposal deadline).
The information contained in this electronic communication and any associated attachments may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. It is intended solely for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and others authorized to receive it. You are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication and attachment is strictly prohibited, and may be unlawful.
Agriculture Fellowships Added 10/05/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Fellowships. This program will provide fellowships to pre- and postdoctoral students in the agricultural, forestry, and food sciences. Priority research areas include, but are not limited to, securing America’s energy future through renewable biofuels, and mitigating and adapting agriculture to variations in climate.
$12 million expected to be available.
Letters of Intent are required and are due 11/8/11, final proposals due 1/19/12.
Refer to Sol# USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003538. (Grants.gov 9/21/11)
Echotech Institute Seeks Solar PV Added 10/26/2011
Location: Austin, Texas - Travis County
Project is a 42,663 SF tenant fit-out in an existing single-story building in Austin, Texas for a new Ecotech Institute. There will be demolition of approximately 27,000 SF of the existing 69,300 SF building. The program includes administrative offices, classrooms, training rooms, library, break rooms, outdoor break area, and misc. support space. The Work consists of the following: steel stud framing with gyp. bd. sheathing, wood doors, hollow metal frames and hardware as required, acoustical lay-in ceilings, fluorescent lighting, paint, VCT, carpet, vinyl flooring plastic laminate casework, and all other items as described in the documents.
Proposals are due on Nov. 04, 2011 at 2 p.m. (presumed Central time)
Project ID: 2011-214F Owners ID: 5005.54
Industrial Scale PV Applications Added 09/07/2011
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for PV Manufacturing Initiative Part 2: SUNPATH (Scaling Up Nascent PV AT Home). Through this RFP, DOE seeks industrial scale demonstration of the applicant’s PV module, cells, or substrates that are at least 15% lower in cost per watt than the current market leading technology.
$50 million expected to be available, up to 2 awards anticipated.
Work will include, but is not limited to, ground mounted *including ground support foundation) for PV panels and associated electrical connection, including inverters, net meters, replacing AEP meter, and power connection to main electrical service (switchboard).
Written questions should be received by the Engineer at least 7 days prior to the bid due date.
ACR Engineering, Inc. 1221 North 77 Sunshine Strip Harlingen, TX 78550 (956) 425-1400 (956) 425-4197 Fax
Submit proposals to:
Mr. Jesse Muniz Asst. Superintendent Sharyland ISD 1106 North Shary Rd. Mission, TX 78572 (956) 580-5200 (956) 580-5225
Proposals Due 10/25/2011 3 p.m.
Proj. ID: 2011-1FAF Owners ID: 1112-02
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Installation Services Added 10/04/2011 Updated 10/05/2011
Location: Austin, Texas - Travis County
The City of Austin, hereinafter referred to as Austin Energy (AE), seeks bids in response to this Invitation for Bid (IFB) for solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations. The systems will be installed at seven (7) municipal sites. Through a separate contract Austin Energy has secured the purchase of the solar photovoltaic modules. One solar PV installation contractor will be hired to perform the work for all seven (7) sites
Conference will be held at October 12th, starting at 10:30 a.m. at this location:.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy. This program will support projects that target the development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy and biobased products.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Impacts of Regional Bioenergy Feedstock Production Systems on Wildlife and Pollinators; Socioeconomic Impacts of Biofuels on Rural Communities; and Environmental Implications of Direct and Indirect Land Use Change.
$11 million expected to be available.
Letters of Intent are required, and are due 10/25/11, final proposals due 12/15/11.
The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, announces its continuing interest in receiving New and Renewal-Supplemental Applications for the Office of Science Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Areas of interest include, but area not limited to: Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, and Advanced Scientific Computing. Subtopics include, but are not limited to: Materials Science, Solar Photochemistry, and Climate and Environmental Sciences.
New Liberty Hill High School with Geothermal Well Fields (Sub-bid) Added 08/05/2011
Location: Liberty Hill - Williamson County Total estimated cost: $61,000,000
Project consists of the construction of a new high school for Liberty Hill ISD, including ground up construction of the high school, field houses, out buildings, sports field, parking and hardscape. Work to include concrete; masonry; metals; existing conditions; wood, plastics and composites; thermal and moisture protection; openings; finishes; specialties; equipment; furnishings; special construction; conveying equipment; fire suppression; plumbing; HVAC; electrical; communications; electronic safety and security; earthwork; exterior improvements and utilities.
A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held; date, time, and location TBD.
The Comptroller of Public Accounts, State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will make grant funding available to help public schools replace old, inefficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Purpose of Grants: Utilities represent the third-largest spending category for Texas schools, and much of this expenditure is driven by old, inefficient equipment. The Texas Cool Schools grant program is intended to help our state’s schools lower their operating costs by purchasing new and more energy-efficient HVAC systems.
“Across the state, many public school districts are facing smaller budgets and increased operating costs,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Energy cost is the third-largest budget category for schools, and aging heating and cooling systems are the biggest contributor to this problem. Using this money to help school districts replace old heating and cooling systems will help districts stretch their maintenance budgets during tough times, and installing energy efficient new units will reduce utility bills and ease the burden on local taxpayers for years to come.”
Budget Allocation (Amount Available to Award):Competitive grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $100,000 to $2 million.
Eligible Entities/Who Qualifies:Texas Public Independent School Districts (ISDs).
RFA Released, Announcement Sent to ISDs
Deadline for Non-Mandatory Letters of Intent to Apply (2 p.m. CT)
Deadline for Submission of Questions (2 p.m. CT)
08/17/2011, 2 p.m. CT
Official Responses to Questions Posted
08/22/2011, or as soon thereafter as practical
Deadline for Submission of Applications (2 p.m. CT)
09/01/2011, 2 p.m. CT
Grant Agreement Execution / Commencement of Project
As soon as practical
*Dates may be subject to change
New Elementary School Seeks Solar Hot Water Added 08/05/2011
Location: Corpus Christi, TX - Nueces County
Work consists of new construction of an elementary school for Corpus Christi ISD. Project includes site work, concrete, masonry, metals, wood & plastics, thermal & moisture protection, doors & windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, mechanical, electrical & security.
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for the SunShot Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation. Through this initiative, DOE seeks improvements in market conditions for rooftop photovoltaics across the U.S. Areas of interest include: Permitting and Interconnection Processes; Net Metering and Interconnection Standards; Financing Options; and Planning and Zoning.
$12.5 million expected to be available, up to 25 awards anticipated.
Letters of Intent are required, and are due 7/29/11, final proposals due 8/31/11.
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Smart Grid Capable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. This initiative will support the development of electric vehicle supply equipment capable of implementing smart charging of electric vehicles.
$12 million expected to be available, up to 6 awards anticipated.
Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development Added 05/16/2011, Updated 06/16/2011
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.” is to advance the Geothermal Technologies Program's (GTP) mission of researching, developing, and validating cost-competitive technologies and tools to accelerate the growth of geothermal energy in the United States. This FOA will advance the Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission by partnering with industry, academia and the national laboratories to discover new geothermal resources, develop innovative methods, and demonstrate high-impact technologies. This FOA directly supports the goals of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Under this FOA, DOE is requesting applications that address key cost, technical, and risk barriers and advance geothermal energy development, working toward the Program goal of accelerating the development and use of geothermal energy. Projects should propose ideas to advance current drilling, reservoir engineering, and characterization technologies in order to identify and develop sustainable reservoirs at lower costs.
There will be six topic areas to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:
Questions can be submitted to FOA522@go.doe.gov and must be submitted at least three days prior to the due date above.
Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000522 (NEW number)
Distributed Generation Pilot Program Added 07/13/2011
Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is considering establishing a distributed generation pilot program to study, promote and develop distributed energy resources sited within the PEC service area territory. Those energy resources may include solar, wind, fuel cell, energy storage and other distributed generation resource technologies.
PEC intends to select one or more respondents to design, finance, install and maintain distributed energy resources at one or more sites to be selected over the next six to 24 months.
Proposals are due by 2 p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 15, 2011 via e-mail to technical contact
Sariah Welch. Any proposal received after the deadline shall be considered late and non-responsive and will not be evaluated.
Clarifications: If you did not notify the technical contact that you would be participating in the bid process, then we would not know to include you in our distribution list for clarifications. For your convenience, we are making the Q&As available here. Remember, we cannot respond to phone inquiries. As stated in the RFP, "Only written questions submitted via email will receive a response."
Note: There has been an update to Vendor Clarification 2.7. We have modified the weights assigned to each group of criteria. Responses will now be weighted as follows:
30% 20%: Sections 1-2 (excluding the Economic Analysis)
30% 20%: Section 3
10%: Section 4
30% 50%: Economic Analysis
North Richland Hills Seeks Solar PV System Added 07/01/2011
Location: North Richland - Tarrant County
Project consists of providing the design, component acquisitions, installation and testing for the solar photovoltaic panels, inverter, electrical materials, structural and mounting hardware.
Region 4 Park HQ Seeks Solar Installation Added 06/16/2011
Location: Beaumont, Texas - Jefferson County
Project consists of installation of distributed renewable energy solar PV generation systems providing 20 KW to the Park Region 4 HQ site (Proj. 125420) and 20 KW to the Sheldon Lake State Park Observation Tower site.
A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held June 21st, 1:00pm at the Environmental Learning Center, Sheldon Lake State Park, 15315 Beaumont Hwy. (Hwy 90 Business), Houston, TX, 77049.
Although the pre-proposal conference is not mandatory, Offerors are strongly encouraged to attend as important information regarding proposal requirements and details of the Project will be discussed in detail. Failure to give proper consideration to site conditions when preparing the proposal will not constitute grounds for additional compensation.
Submit bids to:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Infrastructure Division 4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744 (512) 389-8777 (512) 389-4790 Fax Contact: Logan Brown
Bids are due July 12, 2011 2 p.m.
Project ID: 2011-2058 Owners Ref. ID: 125422
Additions and/or Renovations of Geothermal Well Field at Stemmons Elementary School Added 06/21/2011
Location: Dallas, Tx - Dallas County
Work consists of the following:
Leslie Stemmons Elementary School - Project consists of a new, two story, 16 classroom addition with new library, an addition to the dining area to relieve overcrowding in the cafeteria, and modifications to toilets to conform to TAS. and Dallas ISD Technical Design Guidelines. The existing library will be reconfigured into two classrooms after completion of the addition.
Modernization includes upgrades to door hardware and painting of inlerior common areas.
Project ID: 2011-12DE City of San Antonio Project number: 40-00240 RFQ Number: CIMS 061311
La Salle County Courthouse Renovation Sub-bid with Geothermal Well Fields Added 06/16/2011
Project Location: Cotulla, Texas - La Salle County
Work consists of alteration of an existing building and some minor construction of support spaces and modification to the structural system. Work includes earthwork, concrete drive apron, asphalt paving, parking lot striping and signage, concrete curbs, landscaping, irrigation, masonry, structural steel, architectural woodwork, finish carpentry, insulation, joint sealants, steel doors and frames, wood doors, access doors, security controlled storefront doors, door hardware restoration, BASWAphon acoustical finish, furring and lathing, plaster, gypsum board assemblies, ceramic tile flooring and walls, terrazzo, linoleum flooring, painting, vault door finish restoration, signage, metal toilet compartments, toilet/bath accessories, fire extinguishers, A/V systems, louver blinds, lightning protection, security equipment, hydraulic passenger elevators, fire sprinkler system, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, fire alarm/detection, telecommunications.
JC Stoddard Construction 12445 Old O'Connor Road San Antonio TX 78223
Sub bids are due June 30, 2011 3 p.m. Project ID: 2011-1157
Plano Centers Seek Roof-Mounted Solar Photovoltaics Added 06/21/2011
Location: Plano, TX - Collin, County
Work consists of installation of photovoltaic systems for city city buildings to offset electrical consumption. Summary of work: 1. Roof mounted photovoltaic panels and required supporting structure. 2. Micro-Inverter modules with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technology. 3. Energy management unit 4. Associated power and control wiring. 5. Other items and services required to complete the photovoltaic system.
City of Plano, Purchasing Division 1520 K Ave. Suite 370 Plano, TX 75074 (972) 941-7557 (972) 941-7293 fax
Bids are due on June 30, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Proj. ID: 2011-11B8 Owner's Ref. ID: 2011-196-G
Feasibility Studies for Rural Renewables Added 05/16/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Rural Energy for America Program - Feasibility. This program will provide support to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy systems.
$2 million expected to be available, up to 75 awards anticipated.
Refer to Sol# RDBCP-11-REAP-FEASIBILITY. (Grants.gov 5/9/11)
Rural Energy Audits and Renewable Energy Development Added 05/16/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Rural Energy for America Program - Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance. This program will support energy audits and renewable energy development assistance.
$2.8 million expected to be available, up to 30 awards anticipated.
Refer to Sol# RDBCP-11-REAP-ENERGYAUDIT. (Grants.gov 5/9/11)
Recreation, Education & Kinesiology Center Solar Power System Installation: University of Texas at Brownsville & Texas Southmost College Added 06/16/2011
Project is for the implementation and construction of a 106 kW cylindrical CIGS solar photovoltaic (PV) system to be located on the roof of UTB/TSC's recreation, education and Kinesiology Center (REK Center). The solar PV system will tie into the buildings electrical panel. Work includes earthwork; concrete and electrical.
A Pre-Bid Conferece will be held on June 17th at 2:00pm at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Riverside I - Physical Plant Conference Room, Brownsville, TX, 78520
PV Market Barriers and Non-Hardware Costs Added 05/16/2011
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for the SunShot Initiative: Reducing Market Barriers and Non-Hardware Balance of System Costs. Through this RFP, DOE seeks to significantly reduce market barriers and the balance of system non-hardware cost components of PV systems. Areas of interest include: Codes, Standards and Processes; Software Design Tools and Databases; and Regulatory and Utility Solutions.
Up to $15 million expected to be available, up to 10 awards anticipated.
Letters of Intent are required and are due 6/9/11, final proposals due 6/23/11.
Rural Renewable Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Added 05/16/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Rural Energy for America Program - Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements and Guaranteed Loans. This program will provide grants and loans to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.
More than $51 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $500K.
The eBay Foundation and Changemakers request proposals for the Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works competition. This initiative will support innovative market-based approaches to creating economic opportunity and generating employment for disadvantaged populations.
$250K expected to be available, individual awards $50K each.
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development requests proposals for the Healthy Homes Production Program. This program supports projects that identify and correct significant housing-related health and safety hazards in privately owned, low-income rental or owner occupied housing. HUD is especially interested in projects that integrate healthy homes practices into existing housing rehabilitation, property maintenance, weatherization, energy efficiency improvements, and other housing improvement programs.
Funding and estimated number of awards TBD by 2011 appropriation.
Purpose of Grants: To partner with Texas public school districts to provide resources to implement the use of new and emerging energy efficient technologies and products, as well as small-scale renewable energy generation in their facilities.
Budget Allocation (Amount Available to Award): $933,000 in competitive grants for the State Fiscal Year 2011 (September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011). Contracts may extend into the State Fiscal Year 2012.
Eligible Entities/Who Qualifies: Texas public Independent School Districts (ISDs).
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Coastal Fisheries Marine Field Office Seeks PV Added 05/16/2011
Location: Port O'Connor - Calhoun County
Work consists of the demolition of the existing TPWD Coastal Fisheries Regional Headquarters office and labs, a converted warehouse from the early 1960s, and replacing it with a new modern marine lab, office building and shop for the Port O'Connor Fisheries staff. The main structure will be a two-story building with approximately 7,500 square feet of interior space, plus balconies. The ground floor will be constructed of mainly reinforced CMU, the upper floor wood framing w/ fiberboard siding and a standing seam shed roof. The foundation will be elevated approximately 4 feet above surrounding grade, and consist of a structural slab on grade with driven concrete piles.
The main structure interior spaces will consist of a shop area, a marine lab, an interpretive room, lockers / storage, offices, a conference room, restrooms and a break room. The building will be constructed in a hurricane surge zone, with some ground floor hurricane blow-out walls. The project will also include associated site improvements such as parking, walkways, a large rainwater cistern, drives and native landscape planting areas. In addition, a boat storage facility will be built with a four (4) boat capacity for storage and repair.
A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on May 20th at 1:30pm at the
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Airport Commerce Facility 1340 Airport Commerce Dr., Building 6, Ed Werland Training Room, Austin, TX 78741.
Biomass Research and Development Initiative Added 04/15/2011
This FOA is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal year (FY) 2011 BRDI which requires that funded projects integrate all three legislatively mandated technical areas.
These areas include (A) Feedstocks development, (B) Biofuels and biobased products development, and (C) Biofuels and biobased products development analysis.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy request proposals for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. Projects must integrate the following technical areas: Feedstocks development; Biofuels and biobased products development; and Biofuels and biobased products development analysis. Alongside integration of these areas, USDA specifically seeks farm and industrial demonstration(s) and analysis of using biodiesel to improve commercial grain and cellulosic ethanol production systems.
Up to $30 million expected to be available, up to 8 awards anticipated.
Pre-applications are required and are due 5/31/11, final proposals, by invitation, due 10/4/11.
Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000510. (Grants.gov 4/15/11)
Canola Production Added 05/16/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program. This RFP will support the significant increase of canola crop production and/or acreage by development and testing of superior germplasm, methods of planting, cultivation, harvesting, and then transferring new knowledge to producers.
$800K expected to be available, up to 5 awards anticipated.
Responses due 5/31/11.
For more info, contact James Parochetti at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to:
Refer to Sol# USDA-NIFA-OP-003439. (Grants.gov 4/25/11)
Army Reserve Center In Denton Seeks Geothermal Field Wells Added 05/04/2011
Project consists of construction of a new 150-member Army Reserve Center (ARC), Denton, TX including a 36,874-square-foot Training Center building, an 8,067-square-foot Organizational Maintenance Shop building, and a 1,823-square foot Unheated Storage building. Buildings will be of permanent construction with reinforced concrete foundations, concrete floor slab, structural steel frames, HVAC systems, plumbing, mechanical, security, and electrical systems. Supporting facilities include two covered w ash platforms, one high/low loading ramp, paving, fencing, general site improvements, and extension of utilities to serve the project.
Total Estimated Project Cost - $10,000,000 - $25,000,000
For questions, call Thomas Dickert at 502-315-6177.
Project ID: 2011-OCEC Owners ID: W912QR-11-R-0033
Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Added 05/03/2011
Funds are available for biomass conversion facility projects and matching payments earned for the collection, harvest, storage and transportation of eligible biomass materials to a qualified biomass conversion facility by eligible material owners.
Funding is available at $112 million for fiscal year (FY) 2011.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, requests proposals for i6 Green. This multi-agency competition focuses on the nexus between economic development and environmental quality, spotlighting the best ideas that contribute to a vibrant, innovative clean economy. Applicants must address a persistent problem or an unaddressed opportunity with a sense of urgency and demonstrate how an i6 Green Proof of Concept Center will avoid duplication of existing efforts, remove road blocks, and spark sustainable economic opportunities in the applicant’s region.
$6 million expected to be available, up to 6 awards anticipated.
Letters of Intent are required, and are due 5/2/11, final proposals due 5/26/11.
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Siting Renewables Added 03/28/2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites. Through this initiative, EPA will support NREL-conducted feasibility studies to evaluate the potential development of renewable energy on potentially or formerly contaminated properties.
CPS Energy Seeks 50 MW of Utility Scale Solar PV Added 02/01/2011, Updated 03/31/2011, Updated 04/01/2011
CPS Energy seeks Proposals from operators and/or developers that jointly submit with manufacturers of solar equipment and/or components of utility scale solar photovoltaic (“PV”) generation (the “Respondent(s)”), for the supply of solar generated electric energy from a facility or facilities to be located within the CPS Energy service territory to provide CPS Energy with a supply of solar generation from existing CPS Energy facilities). CPS Energy, by and through this RFP, is seeking to have a utility scale solar project designed, constructed, owned and operated (the “Project”) by Respondent(s) with an option for it to be purchased and thereafter owned and operated by CPS Energy. The structure of transaction will be determined through the RFP process as more fully described herein, but preference will be given to Respondents proposing a 20 year purchased power agreement (“PPA”) with a buy option after six years of commercial operations.
The Project shall be a utility scale solar PV generation project capable of generating up to an aggregate of fifty (50) megawatts (“MW”), which may be expanded at a later date due to increased demand for such supply for customers of CPS Energy.
Proposals shall include a plan to address the manner in which Respondent intends to promote investment in and use of solar PV systems, components, and services by industries and businesses within Bexar County, Texas. ADDENDUM, Published March 31, 2011 - PDF format, 23 Kb SECOND ADDENDUM, Published April 01, 2011 - PDF format, 23 Kb
Respondents’ Conference: 10:00 a.m. CPT, April 11, 2011, location to be announced and posted on CPS Energy web site.
Deadline to Submit Questions: May 2, 2011 , changed to end of Respondent's conference on April 11, 2011
Proposal Due Date: May 31, 2011changed to 5:00 p.m. Central Prevailing Time, May 16, 2011, per SECOND ADDENDUM (above).
Wind Generation for Swisher County, Texas Added 03/28/2011
Chamisa Energy Company seeks up to 250 MW of wind generation resources to be used to provide energy, under a power purchase agreement to a compressed air energy storage facility to be located in Swisher County, TX.
Regional Clean Energy Initiative - Central America and Mexico Added 03/28/2011
The U.S. Agency for International Development requests proposals for the Regional Clean Energy Initiative. The place of performance will be Belize, Panama, and possibly Mexico. Contract objectives include providing: Support for Renewable Energy Generation: Uniform Procurement Processes; Support for Renewable Energy Generation: Grid Analyses for Intermittent Resources; and Support for Energy Efficiency Programs: Accelerating Investment in Energy Efficiency.
EPA Seeks Applicants for Environmental Justice Green Jobs Development Pilot Projects Added 04/13/2011
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for projects that promote Green Job Training and Green Job Placement in underserved populations. An eligible applicant MUST BE: an incorporated non-profit organization; a Native American tribal government (Federally recognized); OR Intertribal Consortium or Consortia (AND) located within the same state, territory, commonwealth, or tribe that the proposed project will be located. In addition, an eligible applicant must be able to demonstrate that it has worked directly with the affected community. Projects must be performed in one of the following Region 6 states: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and/or Texas.
EPA Region 6 will award one grant for $100,000 to support projects that promote Green Job Training and Green Job Placement in underserved populations.
Closing date and time for receipt of hard copy or electronic application packages is May 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM., Central Standard Time (CST).
For more information, including eligibility requirements, purpose, and goals, please visit:
Environmental Justice & Green Jobs – Region 6 Added 04/29/2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, requests proposals for the Environmental Justice Green Jobs Development Pilot. Through this RFP, EPA seeks projects that promote Green Job Training and Green Job Placement in underserved populations.
$100K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated.
Responses due 5/10/11.
Projects must take place in AR, LA, NM, OK, or TX.
Refer to Sol# EPA-R6-OEJTA-11-1. (Grants.gov 4/12/11)
Challenge to Improve Market Conditions for PV Added 04/26/2011
The Challenge is designed to drive improvements in market conditions for rooftop PV, with an emphasis on streamlined and standardized permitting processes. The proposed structure is intended to encourage participation by diverse entities and ensure meaningful results. The recipients in the Challenge are intended to be partnerships of local governments, utilities, regional transmission organizations/independent system operators, etc., across several jurisdictions. Reducing non-hardware costs and removing market barriers in major regions across the U.S. would lead to a significant increase in domestic PV sales.
There are four main action areas in the Challenge, designed so that recipients who succeed in all action areas will come out of the Challenge period with all the necessary elements in place to support a robust solar market in their region. While success in one action area would represent important progress, it is only with results in all four action areas that recipients will truly reap the economic and environmental benefits associated with a healthy solar energy market. Challenge recipients will need to engage the necessary stakeholders so that all the critical market elements can be addressed.
Golden Field Office U.S. Dept. of Energy 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden Co 80401-3393
Construction Manager Attn: Ed Nelson (254) 773-3548 fax
Bids are due by May 4, 2011 2 p.m.
Project ID: 2010-0E4A Owners Ref. ID: 4310.070.00
Design/Build of Solar Photovoltaic Parking Canopy System - University of Texas at El Paso Added 04/15/2011
The University of Texas at El Paso is requesting statements of qualification for the design/build of a Solar Photovoltaic Parking Canopy System. The proposed 175kW system when installed in the El Paso area at a 17 degrees tilt and 180 degree azimuth and de-rated to 82% efficient will produce approx 302,000 kWh per year.
Total estimated cost: $1,000,000
Specs only. HUB Participation is requested. Deposit and bond may be required.
For further information, download and view this file (PDF format, 223 Kb).
Submit questions to the owner, Bonnie Corkran, email@example.com or FAX to (915) 747-5932.
Bids are due May 2, 2011 3 p.m. MDT
Proj. ID: 2011-0B03 Owners Ref. ID: RFQ 724-1111
Emergency Medical Station 33 Seeks Solar PV Added 04/29/2011
Project consists of the construction of a new emergency medical service station of approximately 6,100 SF in a two story building to include service bays for emergency trucks and equipment, communications equipment, fully functional kitchen, bedrooms, toilets, and living areas. Trades to include termite control; waterproofing; joint sealants; installation of doors, frames and hardware; gypsum board assemblies; acoustical panel ceilings; painting and wood stains and varnishings.
Direct questions to the Architect, 4222 85th Street, Lubbock, TX 79423, before April 14.
Submit bids to:
Western Technical College 6200 South College Avenue Snyder, TX 79549 (325) 573-8511 o (832) 573-9321 f
Proj. ID: 2011-08CE Owners Ref. ID: PSC#03962510
Green Job Training Added 03/28/2011
The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program. This program provides support to community colleges and other institutions of higher education to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations.
Up to $500 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $20 million.
Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-10-03. (Grants.gov 1/20/11)
Renewables Deployment - Texas Added 03/28/2011
The Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas State Energy Conservation Office, requests proposals for Renewable Energy Technology Grants. This program will provide funding to eligible TX public entities for the purchase and installation of a commercially available small scale renewable energy technologies.
$962K expected to be available, individual awards NTE $50K.
PV Design, Install, Monitor Services for ACC Round Rock Campus Added 03/22/2011
Alamo Community College requests that the selected Design-Build firm provide a full range of service for the project including (but not limited to) Designing the photo-voltaic (PV) system, PV system installation and PV production monitoring system installation. All work performed by the Design-Build firm must be in compliance with existing federal, state, and local codes, statutes, and requirements.
Total estimated project cost: $1,188,056.48
Project location: Round Rock, Texas - Williamson County
MANDATORY SITE VISIT on March 24, at 10 a.m.
Deadline for Questions is March 28, 12:00 p.m.
See this file (288 KB, PDF format) for important notes.
Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) needs Geothermal Heat Pump System Added 03/23/2011
Work consists of furnish and install a geothermal heat pump system for the Mission Verde Center (formerly known as James Fenimore Cooper Middle School. The purpose of this contract is to identify a qualified HVAC contractor to assist the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) in the design, as well as provide the equipment, installation & commissioning of a ground-coupled vertical well geothermal heat pump system to replace the existing HVAC system. This new system will include air distribution via a duct system driven by an indoor air handler capable of meeting outside air requirements for office use of the area.
Location: San Antonio, Texas - Bexar County
MANDATORY SITE VISIT 03/24/2011 at 10 a.m., 1700 Tampico St., San Antonio, TX 78223
Submit bids to the owner via fax to (979) 458-7435.
Bids are due April 12, 2011
Project ID: 2011-081E Owers Ref. ID: T11-8757
Renewable Energy in Indian Country Added 01/23/2011
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Renewable Energy Development and Deployment in Indian Country.
Areas of interest include:
1) Feasibility Studies to determine the technical and economic viability of a future renewable project, 2) Development (pre-construction) activities leading to the deployment of renewable energy projects, and 3) Deployment (construction) of renewable energy projects for power production.
Up to $4 million expected to be available, up to 20 awards anticipated.
Concentrating Solar Technologies Added 01/07/2011, Updated 02/11/2011
The U.S. Department of Energy announces its intent to request proposals for a Demonstration Project for Concentrating Solar Technologies.The objective of this RFP will be to enable advanced technologies to bridge the gap between R&D and commercial deployment.
Up to $50 million expected to be available, up to 4 awards anticipated.
Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000233. (Grants.gov 12/16/10)
Demonstration Project for Concentrating Solar Tech Added 12/21/2010
The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to facilitate the demonstration of utility-scale, Concentrating Solar Technologies, which include Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV), within the next 30 to 60 days. The goal of the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) is to develop solar technologies that are competitive with conventional electricity without subsidy. The objective of the Demonstration Project for Concentrating Solar Technologies FOA is to enable advanced technologies to bridge the gap between system development and commercial deployment. This FOA would support the demonstration of CSP and CPV technology at a sufficient scale to prove their readiness for utility-scale power production. Technologies and systems that successfully complete demonstrations under this program may be better positioned to secure financing from private sources for utility scale projects.
Responses due: 03/30/2011 11:59 PM ES
For further information and online registration, visit:
Golden Field Office U.S. Department of Energy 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, CO 80401-3393
Reference number: DE-FOA-0000233
Air Force Request for Information (RFI) re. Wind Generation Programs Added 03/08/2011
This is a Request for Information (RFI) for market research purposes. The Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency is seeking cost and capability information from interested parties concerning the matters described below for application at bases across the Air Force.
Purpose The purpose of this Small Scale Wind Generation and Distributed Generation RFI is twofold: first to identify market viable partnership concepts, from strategies to specific projects, to create and grow long-term public-private partnerships to develop renewable energy projects on Air Force installations in the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska; and second, to identify qualified private sector developers, utilities, and/or like development entities with an interest in developing renewable energy projects on Air Force land.
The objectives of this RFI are derived from a broad set of Air Force energy goals and operational cost savings mandates. They include, but are not limited to:
* Reduce Demand: The Air Force is committed to reducing installation energy demand. * Increase Supply: The Air Force is committed to increasing energy supplies, utilizing renewable and alternative energy where possible, to enhance energy security and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Air Force goal is that 25% of all facility energy be from renewable sources by Fiscal Year 2025. * Cost Avoidance: The Air Force is mandated to reduce or eliminate operations costs for the repair, replacement, and/or investment in energy generation infrastructure. * Revenue Generation: Air Force asset management strategy seeks to optimize non-excess assets through the development of renewable energy projects, where mutually beneficial to the Air Force, external installation community, and private developers.
This RFI is a follow-on to the Air Force Renewable Energy Industry Day held in Dallas last December. Presentations from that day can be found here.
For additional information on this RFI, click here.
Liberty and Wakefield Schools In Frisco County Seek Geothermal Field Wells Added 03/17/2011
Scope of work:
Project consists of one (1) each, two (2) story classroom additions to the existing main buildings of each campus; Liberty and Wakeland High Schools, the additions will each will be 30,000 sf. Phase I school campus. Site development includes modification of site paving, site utilities, new site retaining walls, relocation and installation of new geothermal well fields. Critical early work includes grading, domestic water service and storm sewer modifications to allow for a new fire lane drive and a site retaining wall. Early work also includes the relocation and installation of new geothermal well fields.
Wakeland High School addition will be to southwest end of the high school campus. Site development includes modification of site paving, site utilities, and the installation of new geothermal well fields. Critical early work includes grading, domestic water service and modifications to existing site pavement. Early work also includes the installation of new geothermal well fields.
Total estimated project cost: $11,000,000
Location: Frisco, TX - Collin County
For further general information, click here. To view the Liberty well field,, click here. To view the Wakefield well field, click here.
Submit bids to:
Construction Manager Kevin Moran Walton Construction - a Core Company 10625 North County Road #100 Frisco, TX 75034 (972) 668-9340 (972) 668-93512 Fax
Bids due: March 25, 2011 10 a.m.
Bonds may be required.
Project ID: 2011-049F
Huffhines Recreation Center Alternative Energy Project Renovation Added 03/03/2011
Project will likely be open to Geothermal, Small Wind, Solar Thermal and/or Solar PV.
Project Location: 200 N. Plano Road, Richardson, Texas Total estimated project cost: $215,000
Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on March 10th at 10:00am at 2:00pm at the:
Capital Projects Conference Room 206 Richardson Civic Center/City Hall 411 West Arapaho Road Richardson, TX.
Proposals due March 16, 2011 2 p.m.
Project ID: 2011-0633 Owners Ref. ID: 26-11
Arch Style Solar Canopy Design & Engineering Added 03/04/2011
With over 100 years of combined experience in building greenhouse systems, Crider Americas is the company America's leading growers turn to for custom greenhouse solutions. Crider Americas specializes in servicing the specific needs of commercial growers in the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. The company specializes in manufacturing greenhouses covering multiple acres of land using low cost materials.
Drawing on the years of experience Crider Americas has manufacturing thousands of tons of commercial greenhouse structures and its knowledge of the solar industry; Crider Americas Solar has developed a high-level solar canopy design and materials list that is similar to greenhouse designs. We are writing to you to request a quotation for the following work:
Scope of Work:
Perform visit to Crider Americas’ manufacturing facility to become familiar with our manufacturing methods, designs, and materials
Review current materials list, attaching brackets and capabilities to determine best ways to attach
Finalize design and materials list
Supply complete set of engineering drawings
Supply supporting engineering calculations
Determine patent potential and assist in filing if potential exists
Quotes due March 11, 2011
Deliverables due COB April 1st, 2011
Should the results of this work prove to be exemplary, significant opportunity exists to work with Crider Americas Solar on future solar canopy design and engineering.
Submit bids to the Owner, Darlou Zenor, Purchasing Agent, 4501 N. Thompson, Suite 405m, Conroe, TX 77301
Proposals due March 10, 2011. Direct questions related to the scope of work to Mark Bosma, Director of Infrastructure at (936) 538-8070. For other questions contact Darlou Zenor, Purchasing Agent at (936) 760-6906.
Project ID: 2011-059C Owners Ref ID: 2011-0045
Austin Energy Seeks 200 MW of Solar, Wind Power Added 02/11/2011, Updated 02/22/2011
Austin Energy (AE) desires to purchase up to 200 MW of energy and capacity, and associated environmental attributes/renewable energy credits from qualified wind and solar renewable facilities for a term no less than one year and up to twenty-five years. AE is interested in short (1-3 years), medium (3-7 years) and long term (7+ years) contracts that will allow us to further diversify the tenor of our renewable portfolio. AE solicits renewable energy proposals of up to 200 MW from wind and solar renewable energy resources for terms no less than one year and up to twenty-five years beginning as early as the fourth quarter of 2011. This RFP is seeking term sheet proposals from all interested parties who currently own, are constructing or developing, or have rights to a wind and/or solar renewable energy generating facilities. AE seeks utility scale (10MW or larger) wind and solar renewable energy resources, as defined by the Substantive Rules of the Public Utility Commission of 2
Texas (PUCT). Only qualified wind and solar renewable technologies will be deemed responsive to this RFP.
This RFP will not consider individual projects less than 10MWs, projects installed on the customer side of a meter, demand side, energy efficiency, fossil fuel or nuclear energy proposals.
Questions due by 5 p.m. 02/11/2011.
Due Date: Feb. 21, 2011 5 p.m. CST Deadline extended to March 4, 2011 5 p.m.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands Added 01/23/2011
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands.
Areas of interest include: Strategic planning, energy options analysis, energy organization development, and human capacity building, related to sustainable energy efficiency implementation and/or renewable energy development.
Up to $1.5 million expected to be available, up to 20 awards anticipated.
The National Science Foundation requests proposals for Energy for Sustainability. This program supports fundamental research and education in energy production, conversion, and storage and is focused on energy sources that are environmentally friendly and renewable. Sources of sustainable energy include: Sunlight, Wind/Wave, Biomass, and Geothermal.
Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering Added 01/07/2011
The National Science Foundation requests proposals for Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering. This program addresses fundamental problems involved in the processing and manufacturing of products of economic importance by effectively utilizing renewable resources of biological origin and bioinformatics originating from genomic and proteomic information.
The U.S. Forest Service requests proposals for the 2011 Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program. Proposed projects should use woody biomass material removed from forest restoration activities in a bioenergy facility that uses commercially proven technologies to produce thermal, electrical or liquid/gaseous bioenergy.
$3.7 million expected to be available, up to 15 awards anticipated.
Refer to Sol# USDA-FS-TMU-2011. (Grants.gov 12/8/10)
Mark Twain Replacement Elementary School Geothermal Well Field Added 01/27/2011
Project consists of construction and related site work of the new Alvin ISD Mark Twain Elementary School Reconstruction, located on the southwest side of Kendall Crest Dr. extension. Work includes, but is not limited to: sitework, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics and composites, thermal and moisture protection, openings, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, fire suppression, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, technology, electronic safety and security.
A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held February 1st, 10:00am at the Alvin ISD Administration Building Board Room, 301 East House St., Alvin, TX 77511.
Bids due 02/17/2011 2 p.m.
Submit bids to Owner:
Alvin ISD 301 E. House Street Alvin, TX 77511 (281) 388-1130 (281) 388-2719 Fax
Proj. ID: 2010-047B Owners Ref. ID: 4410.014.00
Manufacturing Enterprise Systems Added 11/30/2010
The National Science Foundation requests proposals for Manufacturing Enterprise Systems. This program supports research on design, planning, and control of operations in manufacturing enterprises. Research projects addressing energy efficiency, renewable energy and the power grid have been awarded in 2010.
Energy Conservation Measures for Travis County Administration Building Added 02/04/2011
Work consists of energy conservation measures - including the addition of a 20 kW Solar PV system - to include installation and/or replacement of HVAC equipment (including air handlers, chillers and associated equipment), HVAC controls, motors and lighting. Work includes but is not limited to, upgrades to the HVAC system and lighting systems at 700 and 800 Lavaca Travis County Administration Building and Parking Garage.
Cyd Grimes Travis County Purchasing Office 314 W. 11th St. Ste. 400 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 854-9700 (512) 854-9185 Fax
Owners Ref. ID: B100251-JE Proj. ID: 2011-02CA
Greenhouse Gas Conservation Innovation Grants Added 01/07/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Greenhouse Gas Conservation Innovation Grants. Through this RFP, the USDA seeks to stimulate the application of GHG benefitting practices on agricultural land. Targeted projects would secure the participation of agricultural producers, determine baseline values of greenhouse gas emissions and/or carbon sequestration, verify the implementation and maintenance of GHG benefitting practices, and determine GHG benefits so that these benefits can be successfully registered in a commonly recognized carbon registry.
$5 million expected to be available, up to 60 awards anticipated.
Refer to Sol# USDA-NRCS-NHQ-11-02. (Grants.gov 12/10/10)
Solar Panels for Historic Dedrick-Hamilton House Added 01/19/2011
Project consists of the restoration and rehabilitation of the historic 760 Dedrick-Hamilton House and 9,385 SF of new construction and includes 4,817 SF garage partially below grade. The project includes reception areas, offices, a dance practice room, conference room, toilet rooms, and auxiliary spaces. The new construction utilizes a steel structural system for exterior walls and non load bearing metal studs for interior partitions. The floor structure of the new building is a one way suspended concrete slab. The foundation for the practice room and the garage portion of the new construction is a concrete slab on grade supported by drilled piers. The historic house will be supported be a pier and beam foundation. Exterior walls for the new building are predominately brick veneer and painted cementitious siding. The new building also includes aluminum windows, storefront and curtain wall. The roof of the new building is a low slope membrane roof and the historic house a shingle roof. The building and parking garage are sprinklered. The project includes installation of a photovoltaic system, with roof top photovoltaic panels provided by the Owner. Site work includes concrete paving, underground utilities, landscape, and irrigation.
Estimated Project Cost: $2,620,000
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on January 19th at 1:00pm, City Hall Boards & Commissions Room, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701. In addition, the Pre-Proposal Conference may be accessed live via webinar at
Obtain Plans from: Owner, Stan Gabriel, 512-974-7151
Submit bids to:
Matthew Duree Contract Procurement Division, Contract & Land Management Department, One Texas Center 505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 1045, Austin, TX 78704.
Telegraphic or facsimile proposals will not be accepted.
Project ID: 2010-14EE Owners Ref. ID: RFP 6100
Grayhawk Elementary School Geothermal Well Field Added 01/28/2011
Project consists of new construction of an elementary school for Frisco ISD. Work includes sitework, concrete, masonry, metals, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, mechanical, electrical and voice data.
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Integrated Process Improvements for Biochemical Conversion of Biomass Sugars: From Pretreatment to Substitutes for Petroleum-based Feedstocks, Products and Fuels. Through this RFP, DOE seeks projects to develop and demonstrate integrated bench scale technology and/or process improvements, from pretreatment to substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, products and fuels, that better the economics and efficiency of biochemical conversion process.
$30 million expected to be available, up to 7 awards anticipated.
Letters of Intent are requested but not required and are due 1/17/11, final proposals due 2/7/11.
Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000337. (Grants.gov 12/13/10)
New Round of Funding for Biofuels Added 12/22/2010
The Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, recently announced a new $30 million round of funding for advanced biofuels, Integrated Process Improvements for Biochemical Conversion of Biomass Sugars: From Pretreatment to Substitutes for Petroleum-based Feedstocks, Products and Fuels DE-FOA-0000337. This opportunity will provide funding for small-scale process integration projects that support the development of drop-in advanced biofuels. Specifically, this FOA is requesting applications related to the following three separate topic areas:
- Topic Area 1: Process involvements to a single unit operation to be incorporated into an integrated system - Topic Area 2: Process improvements to 2 or more unit operations in an integrated system - Topic Area 3: Process improvements to 1 or more unit operations in an integrated system utilizing heterotrophic algal conversion organisms and technologies.
The FOA will support as many as five projects. The focus will be on optimizing and integrating the process steps that convert biomass into biofuels and bioproducts that will eventually be used to support hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals.
These process improvements could include pretreatment methods, less costly and more efficient enzymes that produce sugars, and fermentation organisms and catalysts that convert the sugars into fuel and chemical intermediates.
The FOA is focused on agricultural residues. However, other feedstock sources can be used if the applicant shows evidence that the feedstock will be sustainably available by 2015.
Applications that propose R&D which involves a combination of hybrid chemical and biological conversion processes are acceptable.
Applications that include thermochemical processes will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for funding under this FOA. For example, fermentation of syngas from a gasification process will not be considered.
If a catalytic conversion process is proposed, the hydrogenation process may NOT be included in the proposed process improvements to be funded under this FOA.
Approximately $8,000,000 is expected to be available for new awards in FY 2011 and an additional $ 22,000,000 is expected to be available for awards made under this announcement in years FY 2012 through FY2014. Minimum award is $2 million and the maximum is $15 million. The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects. National labs (with the exception of NREL) are eligible to compete for awards.
Letter of Intent is due by January 17, 2011.
Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov by no later than 11:59pm EST on February 7, 2011.
Golden Field Office U.S. Department of Energy 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, CO 80401-3393
Sustainable Communities Research Grants Added 01/07/2011
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development request proposals for the Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program. Through this RFP, HUD is primarily interested in sponsoring cutting edge research in affordable housing development and preservation; transportation-related issues; economic development and job creation; land use planning and urban design; green and sustainable energy practices; and a range of issues related to sustainability.
Up to $1.5 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $500K.
Pre-applications are required and are due 2/4/11 (note: I could not determine final proposal deadline).
US Dept. of Energy Seeks Feedback re. Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems, Advanced Concepts Added 01/28/2011
The goal is to make solar energy cost compatible with grid electricity and also to enable the high penetration of solar energy without subsidy in the U.S. electricity market. The DOE $1/W Workshop held in Washington, D.C., on August 11 and 12, 2010, identified approaches to reduce the cost of installed PV systems to $1 per watt by 2017, including several major areas where significant cost reductions in power electronics can be made including: 1) economies of scale; 2) advanced components; 3) reliability; 4) smart grid integration, and 5) understanding of system implications. Through this announcement, DOE is requesting information on Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems, Advanced Concepts (SEGIS-AC) and how changes in power electronics impact the cost of the PV system as a whole.
Deadline for Comments: February 4, 2011.
Contracting Field Office:
Golden Field Office U.S. Dept. of Energy 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, CO 80401-3393
US Dept. of Energy Seeks Feedback re. Balance of Systems Added 01/28/2011
The goal is to make solar energy cost compatible with grid electricity and also to enable the high penetration of solar energy without subsidy in the U.S. electricity market. The DOE $1/W Workshop held in Washington, D.C., on August 11 and 12, 2010, identified approaches to reduce the cost of installed PV systems to $1 per watt by 2017. The BOS/Installation breakout group from the $1/W workshop approached the identification of cost reduction opportunities through a framework that took into account PV market segments and value chain stages to ensure coverage of cost reduction opportunities across a broad range of system sizes and types. DOE is requesting information on building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) concepts, roof and ground mount innovations, software design tools/innovations, and BOS transformational concepts.
Deadline for Comments: January 31, 2011.
Contracting Field Office:
Golden Field Office U.S. Dept. of Energy 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, CO 80401-3393
Renewable Energy Demonstration Pilot Program (REDPP)
TDRA anticipates having up to $681,000 in REDPP grants available for fiscal 2011, with individual grants limited to $500,000. Priority is given to projects that use wind power or solar power to help meet energy needs for water treatment or wastewater treatment facilities.
Rural city or counties (non-entitlement) that apply for these grants must demonstrate that 51 percent or more of the residents benefitting from these projects meet low-to-moderate income limits set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Deadline for applications for REDPP is Jan. 28, 2011.
TDRA anticipates having up to $3 million available for fiscal 2011 in the Desalination Fund. Individual grants will be limited to $750,000, with TDRA reserving the option to award up to $1.5 million to applicants demonstrating additional merit and need. In evaluating applications, TDRA will award additional scoring points to applicants that provide substantial matching funds.
Rural cities or counties that apply for the Desalination Fund do not have to meet the HUD low-to-moderate income limits.
Deadline for applications for the Desalination Fund was Dec. 17, 2010
Application forms and guides for both grant programs, including scoring criteria, will be posted on the TDRA Web site by Oct. 12. See www.tdra.texas.gov and go to the renewable energy page.
Two workshops have been scheduled for those interested in applying for these grants.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2010
Room 220S, Stephen F. Austin building
1700 N. Congress Ave.
10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 14, 2010
DA Pevehouse Library Classroom, #128
Texas State Technical College
300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
To register for either workshop, or to access the Austin workshop via conference call, contact Travis Brown, TDRA Renewable Energy Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (512) 936-7878.
Solar Energy Research Added 10/07/2010
The National Science Foundation requests proposals for the CHE-DMR-DMS Solar Energy Initiative. This initiative will support interdisciplinary efforts by groups of researchers to address the scientific challenges of highly efficient harvesting, conversion, and storage of solar energy. The intent is to encourage new collaborations in which the mathematical sciences are linked in a synergistic way with the chemical and materials sciences to develop novel, potentially transformative approaches in an area of much activity but largely incremental advances.
$12 million expected to be available, up to 10 awards anticipated.
El Paso Seeks Solar Installer Contractors Added 01/19/2011
McCarthy Building Companies is soliciting subcontractor bids for the Tornillo Land Port of Entry near Fabens, Texas.
The project bids to the Federal Government on 1/27. We will need subcontractor bids on 1/25. If you need bid documents, contact the Senior Estimator (see below) and he will provide a form that you will need to complete and return with your physical address, then they will overnight a CD with the bid documents on it.
Base unit - 364 roof top units on the main building Options - 179 roof top units on two (2) other building Option - PV film on walkway canopies
Subcontractor bids due 01/25/2011.
It is a 2 year construction project with PV installation being mid year 2012 approx.
Chuck Shive Senior Estimator McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. 12001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400 Dallas, TX 75243 email@example.com Office: 972.991.5500 X 52238 Direct: 972.448.2238 Fax: 972.991.9249 Mobile: 972.872.0245
Energy Efficient Wind Turbines & Solar Lights - Cameron County Added 1/19/2011
This request is for a Corporation to assist the County in installing and implementing Energy Efficient lights, Solar Lights and wind Turbines for County Parks and Streets.
The objective in issuing this Request for Proposals is to solicit qualifications from companies that have the experience and capability in successfully installing LED Lights, Wind Turbines and Solar Street Lights including financial management assessment, completing environmental questionnaires, an energy efficiency conservation strategy as well as implementing the strategy. The Company will be responsible for the installation , including its component, which are likely to result in maximum energy efficiency improvements, fossil-fuel emission reductions, economic benefits and total energy use reduction in La Paloma Park, Cameron Park and Street Lights across the Cameron County.
Responses due January 25, 2011.
For further details and application materials, click here (PDF format, 2 MB)
For additional information or to request addendum contact: Mike Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beverly Findley at email@example.com or call them at (956) 544-0871. Project specific questions should be directed to Robert Lopez at (956) 982-5461.
RFP Number: 110102
Agriculture & Food Research Initiative - Foundational Programs Added 01/23/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational Programs. The Foundation Programs support research, education, and extension as well integrated programs that address key problems of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of agriculture.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Renewable energy, natural resources, and environment; Agriculture systems and technology; and Agriculture economics and rural communities.
$78 million expected to be available, up to 420 awards anticipated.
Refer to Sol# USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003397. (Grants.gov 1/7/11)
Solar Powered Rain Collection System Added 01/07/2011
Project Type: New Construction Project Location: Sunset Valley, Texas, Travis County
Scope of Work: To be detailed, presumably at meeting below.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on January 13th at 2:00pm at the City Hall, 3205 Jones Road, Sunset Valley, TX.
For further information, contact Bill Glass, Oslin Nation of Austin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 836-3330.
Project ID: 2010-23FB
Notice of Intent to Conduct 2010 RFP for Long-Term Renewable Generation Resources Added 07/13/2010, Updated 09/22/2010
Entergy Services, Inc. ("ESI") provides this notice to interested suppliers that it intends to conduct a Request for Proposals for Long-Term Renewable Generation Resources ("2010 Renewable RFP") on behalf of one or more Entergy Operating Companies. ESI currently plans to post its 2010 Renewable RFP on or about September 29, 2010, with such posting to be made on the following website (updated 08/27/2010). Prior to this posting date (on or about August 2, 2010), ESI will post draft term sheets and specific proposal requirements, including a preliminary list of questions and requirements pertaining to the developmental status of resources to be proposed in the RFP.
SEP Program 2.1: Renewable Energy Technology Grants Added 03/08/2011
Purpose: To partner with local governments, school districts, state agencies and public institutes of higher education to demonstrate renewable energy technologies by installing small scale systems.
Budget Allocation: $962,392.00 in competitive grants for the State Fiscal, September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011. Individual awards, if any, are not-to-exceed $50,000 in amount.
Who Qualifies: Texas cities, counties, independent school districts, state agencies and public institutes of higher education.
Deadline Information: Please note that all grant applications are due to the Comptroller's office by 2 pm CST on April 15, 2011.
For eligibility requirements, awards criteria, and application documents, click here.
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New 60 Member Army Reserve Center in San Marcos Added 02/04/2011
Project consists of the construction of a new 27,782 sqft training center with approximately 2,903 sqft for a vehicle maintenance shop, approximately 458 sqft of unheated storage, and approximately 730 S.Y of military equipment parking located in San Marcos. The buildings will be of permanent construction with reinforced concrete foundations, concrete floor slabs, structural steel frames, masonry veneer walls, heating, ventilation, and HVAC, plumbing, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and security systems. Supporting facilities will include paving, fencing, general site improvements, parking space for privately-owned and extension of utilities and necessary permits to serve the project. The project will contain the following options: 1 wash rack; 2. Military equipment parking concrete paving; 3. Utility water distribution Loop extension; 4. Photovoltaic panels on the ARC and VMS; 5. Gravel parking expansion; 6. Wash rack recycle water system; 7. Solar hot water heating system; 8. OMAR funded included in this contract.
Total Estimated Project Cost: $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
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