GFO-22-305 – Advanced Prefabricated Zero Carbon Homes

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The purpose of this solicitation is to fund the demonstration of prefabricated homes that integrate advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy features  that meet all the following objectives:

·are all electric, using no fossil fuel;

·include solar photovoltaic (PV) system with energy storage;

·have the capability to provide backup power to the home during power outages;

·be affordable from a first cost and operation perspective. 


The intent of this solicitation is to develop, test and demonstrate zero-carbon or near-zero-carbon (collectively “ZC”), cost-effective, modular and manufactured homes (collectively “prefabricated homes”) that can be readily deployed, particularly in under-resourced communities including California Native American Tribes.

The prefabricated housing industry generally has minimal  research and product innovation, except in meeting code requirements.  By involving key prefabricated and manufactured home industry stakeholders in the development process, they share ownership of the results, and increase the opportunity to gain widespread and immediate market acceptance. Economically integrating energy efficiency solutions at the factory with advancements in manufacturing processes can reduce production costs and make the homes affordable. The results of projects funded by this solicitation can increase cost-effectiveness of energy efficient prefabricated homes in under-resourced communities, including in fire-prone areas.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities with the exception of local publicly owned electric utilities. In accordance with CPUC Decision 12-05-037, funds administered by the CEC may not be used for any purposes associated with local publicly owned electric utility activities.


Eligible Geographies:

No local publicly owned electric utilities.

Matching Funding Requirement:

No match is required since all proposed projects must be located in and benefitting under-resourced communities within IOU electric service territories.  However, applications that include match funding will receive additional points during the scoring phase. 

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How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Brad Worster, 1-916-897-1647,