The Solar Energy Technologies Program focuses on developing cost-effective solar energy technologies. More than $170 million is spent each year in research and development on photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). The Solar Energy Technologies Program has a link to “Financial Opportunities” that posts current and past funding opportunities for all program areas, including research and development, market transformation, and systems integration projects.
The Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program works with U.S. manufacturers to develop advanced blade designs, fabrication techniques, and automation processes that will enable wind turbines to capture more energy and help blade manufacturers increase their component production capabilities. This technologies program also has a link to “Financial Opportunities” with resources listed that include opportunities from DOE and the Office of EERE, specific opportunities for small businesses, and additional opportunities from DOE, DOE's national laboratories, and other agencies.
There is no end date written into the Recovery Act because, while many Recovery Act projects are focused on jumpstarting the economy, others are expected to contribute to economic growth for many years.