CalNEXT is looking for new, big ideas to help reach California’s decarbonization goals. CalNEXT’s team of experts will provide resources and support the implementation of 170 projects that have the potential to make a significant impact. Focused on emerging and underutilized technologies, CalNEXT presents a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, designers/builders, developers, manufacturers, research labs, or utilities to energize their ideas and projects to demonstrate innovative and scalable solutions.
We’re looking for big ideas that align with our technology priorities. If you have an idea or project, we want to hear about it. If your idea or project is selected, the CalNEXT team will work with you to get it off the ground.
If you have an idea that may not be fully developed, use the idea submission form at the link below. Once submitted, the CalNEXT team can help you determine whether this idea is a good candidate for program support, provide feedback, and/or pair you with a partner for implementation.
If you have a project that’s ready to be implemented, use the project submission form at the link below. Your proposed project will go through our scanning and screening process and you will be notified whether or not it is selected for program support. If your project is selected, the CalNEXT team will work with you on next steps.
Anyone who has a project or idea that fits the program evaluation criteria is eligible to participate. This includes entrepreneurs, manufacturers, designers and builders, research laboratories, or energy efficiency program administrators. Once an idea is selected, the CalNEXT team will support implementation and evaluation.
Any site used for the implementation of a project must be serviced by a California electric investor-owned utility customer account.
The CalNEXT team brings decades of marketing development and technical expertise to provide support and resources (purchasing units, paying labor, testing, market support) to help you get your idea off the ground.
University of California, Davis is a world-class institution equipped with multiple cutting-edge testing and deployment centers including the Western Cooling Efficiency Center, California Lighting Technology Center, Center for Water Energy Efficiency, Russel Ranch Agricultural Sustainability Institute, and the Green Technology Lab.
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