SOLSTICE

Superior Options for Long-life Solar Technologies with Impressive Conversion Efficiencies

The SOLSTICE program aims to develop novel solar-powered and hybrid solar-powered systems with significantly higher power density than existing technologies. These systems will be capable of maintaining performance over their mission lifetime in challenging remote applications, including in an earth-orbital environment (Track 1) and on the earth surface (Track 2). Novel component technologies and systems-level approaches will be leveraged to both maximize power output over a large range of operational conditions and mitigate anticipated failure modes. This will lead to a significant increase in the total energy yield of a power system over its intended lifetime and greater resilience against ever-present risks. IARPA seeks technical approaches that improve and look beyond individual component performance to consider the systems-level challenges and opportunities to enhance useable energy and minimize loss. Careful consideration of the intersection of novel and established component technologies, including photovoltaics, optics, thermal management/conversion, power electronics, energy storage, and other technical areas will be needed. The program will initially focus on component technology development as part of a system concept design, followed by system prototype development, testing, and refinement for target environments.   

 

PROPOSERS' DAY INFORMATION

SOLSTICE Proposers' Day Registration Site

SAM.gov reference

SOLSTICE Teaming Form

Draft BAA Technical Section

SOLSTICE Proposers' Day: 

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 from 1000 to 1700 EDT

Proposers' Day Registration Closes: Thursday, 03 May 2024 at 1200 EDT

 

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Contact Information

Program Manager

Dr. Brian Borak

brian.borak@iarpa.gov

301-243-2030

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Solicitation Status

PRE-SOLICITATION

Proposers' Day Date

May 7, 2024