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Welcome to the California Clean Energy Fund Application Management System

The California Clean Energy Fund administers applications for accelerator and grant programs:


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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early-stage clean energy concepts to market. CalSEED is a funding initiative of the California Energy Commission.

The CalSEED full application cycle is now open. The application will close promptly at 12PM PT on 3/15/18.


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Free Electrons is the global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world’s most promising startups with leading utility companies to co-create the future of energy and innovative customer solutions. The program is an unprecedented opportunity for later stage energy startups to gain access to the utility partners that can help them scale and expand into new markets around the world.

The application cycle for Free Electrons is currently closed.


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XIR gives women and people of color the financial launch pad and mentorship to develop clean energy businesses. This critical support between $10,000 - $25,000 covers three months of research, analysis, concept prototyping and other pre-investment stage activities.

The application cycle for the XIR program is currently closed.