Panoche Valley Solar Farm Project

17 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
Panoche Valley Solar Farm Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Agricultural Rangeland
Document Description
NOTE: Extended review to end on August 31, 2010 Solargen Energy proposes to construct and operate a 420 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Panoche Valley, an unincorporated portion of southeastern San Benito County. The proposed project would include solar arrays, an electric substation, and operations and maintenance facilities that would cover nearly 2,500 acres. The project boundary would encompass 4,885 acres, and project development would allow for flood-plain areas between solar arrays to remain undeveloped within the project boundary. The project would be developed in 5 phases.

Contact Information

Michael Krausie
Agency Name
San Benito County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Benito
Cross Streets
Panoche Road and Little Panoche Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Panoche Creek, Las Aguilas Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Panoche

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (Type: Photovoltaic)(Megawatts 420)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, climate change
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

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