The California Solar Initiative (“CSI”) has announced the release of a second Grant Solicitation for its Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Program.

Up to $15 million in funding is available for improved PV production technologies and innovative business models. Eligible applicants include individuals, businesses, public entities, non-profit institutions, universities, or national laboratories. Award amounts will range from $200,000 up to $3 million. Each project is required to have a minimum of 25% cost sharing (which may include funding for related activities under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act).

A pre-bid webinar will held on November 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (PST). The deadline for submitting grant proposals is January 13, 2010 by 4:00 p.m. (PST).  CSI estimates that approvals will be sent out in April 2010.

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