The California Solar Initiative's RD&D Program has now concluded after operating since 2008 through 2016. All solicitations and research projects are now complete.



 Program overview + Research briefs       

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 Program overview  [13 MB ]

 Research briefs  (high resolution)                     

 [44 MB ]

For more information on the research projects and resulting reports please review the section below. All completed final reports are also available separately for review and download. 

FINAL REPORTS for completed projects along with individual research briefs can be found here.


CSI RD&D Program - Program Evaluation 



 Report Summary       

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 Final Report  [3 MB ]


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Funded Projects

This is a database of projects funded by the CSI RD&D. The project summaries are listed alphabetically below. You may also choose a subset of projects by clicking a keyword, or using the search function.

Advanced Distribution Analytic Services Enabling High Penetration Solar PV
Solicitation: Solicitation 4
Awardee: Southern California Edison (SCE)
CSI Funding: $934,000
Status: Complete
Advanced Grid-Interactive Distributed PV and Storage
Solicitation: Solicitation 2
Awardee: SolarCity
CSI Funding: $1,774,657
Status: Complete
Tags: Storage
Advanced Modeling and Verification for High Penetration PV
Solicitation: Solicitation 1
Awardee: Clean Power Research
CSI Funding: $976,392
Status: Complete
Tags: Data , Solar Forecasting
Analysis to Inform California Grid Integration Rules for PV
Solicitation: Solicitation 4
Awardee: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
CSI Funding: $399,494
Status: Complete
Comprehensive Grid Integration of Solar Power for SDG&E
Solicitation: Solicitation 4
Awardee: University of California, San Diego
CSI Funding: $1,057,050
Status: Complete
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