University of California, San Diego
(University of California San Diego)
Solar Energy Projects for UCSD Off-Campus Sites
NOE - Notice of Exemption
As part of the campus' efforts to reduce energy consumption, six sites for installation of photovoltaic systems have been identified at University-owned locations off site fromt he main campus. Electric power for these facilities currently is provided by San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). With installation ofthe proposed photovoltaic systems, the campus expects to reduce its energy costs by approximately $330,000 over a twenty-year period. All the power generated by the system would be used by UC San Diego facilities and programs. Installation would occur on the rooftops of existing structures at five sites. A sixth location would support a ground mounted solar array on a two acre parcel. Panels with low reflectivity would be installed. All utilities are available at the site to support the projects.
Based on the above project description, the Solar Energy Projects project forUCSD Off-Campus Sites is classified as exempt from the provisions of CEQA under Section 15301 Class 1 existing facilities, Section 15304 Class 4, minor alterations to land, and Section 15311 Class 11, accessory structures.