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 Grid-Interactive Distributed PV and Storage
Solicitation: Solicitation 2
Awardee: SolarCity
CSI Funding: $1,774,657
Status: Complete
Tags: Storage
Screening Distribution Feeders: Alternatives to the 15% Rule
Solicitation: Solicitation 3
Awardee: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
CSI Funding: $1,978,239
Status: Complete
Tags: Interconnection
Solar Energy & Economic Development Fund (SEED Fund)
Solicitation: Solicitation 3
Awardee: Strategic Energy Innovations, Inc.
CSI Funding: $300,000
Status: Complete
Sustainable Energy & Economic Development Fund (SEED Fund)
Solicitation: Solicitation 5
Awardee: Strategic Energy Innovations
CSI Funding: $100,000
Status: Complete