California Landfill-Based Solar Projects


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
California Landfill-Based Solar Projects
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goal of the proposed project is to determine whether placement of a self-ballasting PV solar racking system will have an effect on the performance of a closed landfill's cap. The effects on landfill settlement and power generation performance will be measured via a closely monitored series pilot experiment wherein single racks with PV modules will be placed in the field at a number of locations on a landfill cap. The information can be applied to permitting future PV systems on landfills. There are about 35,000 acres of landfill sites in the state that would be suitable for PV development.

Contact Information

John Mathias
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 6 - Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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