The Department of Energy announced on July 16 that ARPA-E will award funds for the development of solar technology that is productive even when the sun is not shining. ARPA-E is particularly interested in technology that can simultaneously turn sunlight into immediate electricity while also producing heat, storing it, and later using it to deliver electricity. The Funding Opportunity Announcement for this program, called Full-spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight, will come later this month.