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)                     

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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.

Integrated Energy Project Model

Current Highlights:

Final Project Report: Results of Integrated Energy Project Model Development. Johnson, D. kW Engineering. June 2012. PDF (2.6 MB)

Final Project presentation [ slides ] [ recording]

Project Information

Solicitation: Solicitation 1
Target Area: Cross-cutting Integration
Awardee: kW Engineering

SolarNexus, Endependence (dba SaveEnergy 123)

CSI Funding: $942,500
Match Funding: $250,000
Start Date: April 2010
End Date: April 2012
Status: Complete

Contact Information

Principal Investigator Name: Devan Johnson
Principal Investigator Email: johnson @ kw-engineering.com
Principal Investigator Phone: 510-834-6420
Grant Manager Name: Smita Gupta
Grant Manager Email: smita.gupta @ itron.com
Grant Manager Phone: 509-891-3189

Project Summary

The kW Engineering team leveraged their existing software products and skills to develop and test an Integrated Energy Project (IEP) Model. This model integrates the building energy analysis process with the implementation of energy efficiency and solar projects. The model is expected to streamline the process of integrating energy efficiency and PV reducing time and costs for both consumers and contractors. The kW Engineering team described the model components, documented the communication interchange between systems, implemenedt a test version of the model, identified regions to conduct consumer and contractor tests, conduced a pilot test of the model and documented the results. The final product is available for integration with other consumer energy efficiency audit, contractor bidding or project management tools on the market.

Deliverables and Documents


Final Project Report: Results of Integrated Energy Project Model Development. Johnson, D. kW Engineering. June 2012. PDF (2.6 MB)


  • Stakeholder Webinar Presentation & Recording. Jun 24, 2010.PDF

  • Initial Project Presentation. Jul 22, 2010.PDF (1.07 MB)

  • Final Project Webinar Presentation & Recording. Apr 23, 2012.Download File. (WMV 104 MB)

Project Activities


April 2010

Project started

June 2010

First webinar to seek stakeholder interest and input

December 2010

First draft of the IEP model released for key stakeholder comments.

Please contact grant manager for password and access to view and comment on the IEP data model.

February 2011

First public draft of data model.


Project Links

Tags: Energy Efficiency