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.

Development and Analysis of a Progressively Smarter Distribution System
Solicitation: Solicitation 1
Awardee: Advanced Power and Energy Program UC Irvine
CSI Funding: $300,000
Status: Complete
Grid Integration of ZNE home community
Solicitation: Solicitation 4
Awardee: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
CSI Funding: $1,485,476
Status: Complete
Tags: Residential , Storage , ZNE
High Penetration PV Initiative
Solicitation: Solicitation 1
Awardee: Sacramento Municipal Utility District
CSI Funding: $2,073,232
Status: Complete
High-fidelity Solar Forecasting Demonstration for Grid Integration
Solicitation: Solicitation 3
Awardee: University of California San Diego
CSI Funding: $1,548,148
Status: Complete
Tags: Solar Forecasting
Hybrid Concentrating Photovoltaic/thermal Tri-generation
Solicitation: Solicitation 2
Awardee: Cogenra
CSI Funding: $1,467,125
Status: Complete
Tags: CSP , Solar Technology , Solar Thermal
Improved Cost, Reliability, and Grid Integration of High Concentration Photovoltaic Systems
Solicitation: Solicitation 2
Awardee: Amonix
CSI Funding: $2,139,384
Status: Complete
Tags: CSP , Solar Technology
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