Tracking to Sun for High Value Grid Electricity


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Tracking to Sun for High Value Grid Electricity
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of this PEIR contract is to research, develop and demonstrate an advanced tracking system for photovoltaics. The objectives of this project are to improve reliability and reduce installation time, maintenance time and capital costs of the PowerTracker system for utility and other large-scale commercial applications. Component bench testing will be done at the Berkley facility, and the structural performance of tracker systems in various wind and extreme weather conditions will be analyzed using a yet to be determined research facility.

Contact Information
Nancy Libonati
California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 654-4615



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15301, class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The key consideration is whether the project involves negligible or no expansion of an existing use.

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