CSI RD&D

 

Final reports and projects briefs for all completed projects funded under the CSI RD&D Program.

 

Grid Integration

Report Link: Format (Size) Research Briefs

Sol # Grantee Project Title (Links to project web page) Report Link: Format (Size) Research Brief
1 Clean Power Research Advanced Modeling and Verification for High Penetration PV. Hoff, T.E. Clean Power Research. April 2012.

PDF (2.5 MB)

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3 Clean Power Research Integrating PV into Utility Planning and Operations Tool. April 2014. PDF (6.6 MB)
1 National Renewable Energy Laboratory and So California Edison NREL/SCE High Penetration PV Integration Project: FY13 Annual Report. June 2014. PDF (7.8 MB) PDF
1 Sacramento Municipal Utility District High Penetration Photovoltaic Initiative. Sacramento Municipal Utility District. June 2014. PDF (6.5 MB) PDF
1 UC Irvine, Advanced Power & Energy Program Development and Analysis of a Progressively Smarter Distribution System. March 2013. PDF (9.1 MB) PDF
1 UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering Improving Economics of Solar Power through Resource Analysis, Forecasting, and Dynamic System Modeling. November 2013. PDF (2.5 MB) PDF
3 UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering High-fidelity Solar Forecasting Demonstration for Grid Integration. February 2016. PDF (4 MB)
4 UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering Comprehensive Grid Integration of Solar Power for SDG&E. October 2016.  PDF (3 MB) PDF
5 UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering Mitigation of Fast Solar Ramps through Sky Imager Solar Forecasting and Energy Storage Control PDF (1 MB)
3 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Alternatives to the 15% Rule. Smith, J., et al. EPRI. December 2015 PDF (2 MB) PDF
4 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Analysis to Inform CA Grid Integration Rules for PV. September 2016. PDF (3.5 MB)
3 DNV GL Tools Development for Grid Integration of High PV Penetration. March 2016. PDF (3.2 MB) PDF
3 GE Energy Consulting Quantification of Risk of Unintended Islanding and Re-Assessment of Interconnection Requirements in High Penetration of Customer Sited PV Generation. August 2016. PDF (1.8 MB) PDF
4 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Standard Communication Interface and Certification Test Program for Smart Inverters. August 2016. PDF (3.4 MB) PDF
4 Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) PV Integrated Storage: Demonstrating Mutually Beneficial Utility-Customer Business Partnerships. August 2016.

PDF (4.7 MB)

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4 Southern California Edison Advanced Distribution Analytics Enabling High Penetration Solar PV. November 2016. PDF (1.25 MB)
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Improved Technology

Sol # Grantee Project Title (Links to project web page) Report Link: Format
(Size)
Research
Brief
2 Cogenra
Solar Improved Manufacturing and Innovative Business Models to Accelerate Commercialization in California of
Hybrid Concentrating Photovoltaic/thermal Tri-generation (CPV/T-3G) Technology. December 2012.
PDF (3.2 MB) PDF
2 Amonix Improving Cost, Reliability and Grid Integration of High-Concentration Photovoltaic Systems PDF (2.3 MB) PDF
2 Solaria Corp. Proving Performance of the Lowest Cost PV System. Hardy, Tyroan. April 2013. PDF (1.9) PDF
2 SunPower Corp. PV and Advanced Energy Storage for Demand Reduction. SunPower, DNV GL, and Sandia National Lab. January 26, 2015. PDF (3 MB)
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Innovative Business Models

Sol # Grantee Project Title (Links to project web page) Report Link: Format (Size) Research
Brief
2 SolarCity Advanced Grid-Interactive Storage: Final Project Report. April 2014. PDF (9 MB) PDF
2 SunLink Corp. Reducing California PV Balance of System Costs by Automating Array Design, Engineering, and Component Delivery. February 2103. PDF (1.2 MB) PDF
2 Viridity Energy
Integration of High Penetration Renewables Using Distributed Energy Resources: A case study based on the University of California, San Diego. June 28, 2013. PDF (4.3 MB) PDF
3 Strategic Energy Innovations Sustainable Energy & Economic Development Fund (SEED Fund™). July 2015. PDF (9 MB) PDF
5 Strategic Energy Innovations Sustainable Energy & Economic Development Fund (SEED Fund) Phase 2. December 2016. Note: See project page for appendices. PDF (455 KB)
5 Clean Power Research
Distributed Solar and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV): Development and Delivery of an Interactive Software Platform that Provides Actionable Insights Regarding Solar Acquisition. December 2015. PDF (1.5 MB) PDF

 

DER Integration (Cross-cutting)

Sol # Grantee Project Title (Links to project web page) Report Link: Format (Size) Research
Brief

1

kW Engineering Results of Integrated Energy Project Model Development. June 2012. PDF (2.6 MB) PDF
2 BIRAenergy Grid-Ready Plug-and-Play PV Kit: Low-Cost, Smart-Grid Ready Solar Re-Roof Product Enables Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency Retrofits. December 2013. PDF (3 MB) PDF
5 BIRAenergy
Low-cost ZNE Retrofit: Monitoring & Evaluation of a Zero Net Energy Retrofit Homes with Energy Storage, Demand Response, and Home Energy Management Systems. December 2013. PDF (1.3 MB)
2 UC Davis, West Village Energy Initiative West Village Energy Initiative (Tech): Improved PV Production Technologies. July 2015. PDF (13 MB) PDF
2 UC Davis, Design & Constr. Mgmt. West Village Energy Initiative (Biz): Innovative Business Models to Achieve Zero Net Energy. July 2015. PDF (1 MB)
4 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Grid Integration of Zero Net Energy Communities. September 2016.
PDF (6.3 MB) PDF
1 Davis Energy Group + National Renewable Energy Lab BEopt-CA (Ex): A Tool for Optimal Integration of EE, DR and PV in Existing California Homes. March 2014. PDF (4 MB) PDF
5 Davis Energy Group + National Renewable Energy Lab BeOpt Multifamily Modeling Capabilities for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) and Integrated Demand-Side Management (iDSM) in California. December 2015. PDF (725 KB)
5 Tri-Technic Supervisory Controller for PV and Storage Microgrids. March 2016. PDF (1.3 MB) PDF
5 UC Davis, Mech & Aerosp Engineering Comprehensive System Assessment of Smart Grid-tied Energy Storage System Using Second-life Lithium Batteries. November 2015. PDF (2.5 MB) PDF