Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program (California)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Renewable Fuels for Power Generation
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Equipment Requirements Expense reimbursement

Maximum Incentive 75,000

Program Administrator San Diego State University Foundation

References DSIRE[1]


The Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program is intended to determine the feasibility of energy technology and science innovations for new energy concepts whose feasibility are not yet established. Approximately $2 to $2.5 million per year of PIER funds will be available through September of 2004. The program is administered by the California State University Foundation. The California Energy Commission is the sponsoring agency and retains policy control and grant approval authority.

The EISG Program provides up to $75,000 to small businesses, non-profits, individuals and academic institutions to conduct research that establishes the feasibility of new, innovative energy concepts. Research projects must target one of the six PIER program areas: (1) Industrial/Agriculture/Water End-use Efficiency; (2) Building End-use Efficiency; (3) Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation; (4) Renewable Generation; (5) Energy-Related Environmental Research; and (6) Energy Systems Integration (previously known as Strategic Energy Research). The projects must address a California energy problem and provide a potential benefit to California electric ratepayers.

Up to four solicitations per year are planned. To encourage participation in the program the application and award process has been Simplified. The Grant Application Manual and supporting documents can be downloaded from the web page containing the current solicitation notice. You must use the grant application manual posted with the solicitation that you responding to.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Hal Clark
Department San Diego State University Foundation
Address 5250 Campanile Drive, MC 1858
Place San Diego, California
Zip/Postal Code 92182-1858
Phone (619) 594-1049


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"