Single-windowpane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs (SHIELD) – SBIR/STTR

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Energy, Research, Technology
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy
What’s it worth?: $225,000 – $3,225,000

The Single-windowpane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs program was designed to enhance economic and energy security through energy technology development and ensure the U.S. maintains a technological lead in energy technologies. The objectives of this program include:

  • Stimulating private sector technological innovation
  • Strengthen the role of Small Business Concerns in meeting Federal R&D needs
  • Increase innovation commercialization in the private sector
  • Foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned Small Business Concerns
  • Improve return on investment from Federally funded research
  • Stimulate cooperative partnerships of ideas and technology

This program will fund research and development efforts of:

  • Products that are applied to existing windowpanes
  • Manufactured window panes to replace existing panes without sash replacements
  • Cost-effective technologies to improve thermal insulation and reduce cold weather condensation of single pane windows

Awards may fund up to $3,225,000 over a four year period. Proposal are expected to cover the actual needs of the proposed project. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

An application packet may be obtained from Applicants must registered with ARPA-E eXCHANGE. Applications are only accepted through electronic submission and must be complete and received before the deadline.