This page lists previous CSI RD&D solicitations and associated documents.
July 23, 2009 Pre-bid Q&A Webinar Documents for CSI RD&D First Grant Solicitation:
February 19, 2010 Pre-bid Q&A Webinar Documents for CSI RD&D Second Grant Solicitation:
Background documents and adopted plans for the CSI RD&D:
The CSI RD&D Program is releasing its Third Solicitaiton. Document available here.
Up to $12 million in funding is available through this solicitation with $9 million allocated to fund grid integration projects and $3 million available to fund smaller projects in the area of production technologies or business development or deployment. Any individual, business, public entity, non-profit institution, university, or national laboratory is eligible to apply for funding and a minimum of 50% match funding is required for each project.
Question submission is closed now. The Q&A will be posted to the site by Aug 12, 2011.
Request for Comments on the Second DRAFT Solicitation for the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Program
Background and Purpose
The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is a statewide incentive program that aims to build a self-sustaining solar electricity market.The CSI has a goal of creating 1940 MW of new, solar-produced electricity in California by 2017 (and 3,000 MW on a statewide-basis). The CSI was authorized in 2006 by Senate Bill (SB) 1 (Murray) and subsequently enacted through California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Rulemaking (R.) 06-03-004. Pursuant to SB 1, the CPUC allocated $50 million for a CSI Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (RD&D) Program.Within the CSI RD&D Program, grant funding is further allocated into three target areas: