Solar Photovoltaic System at the Veterans Affair Palo Alto HCS, CA


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Veterans Affairs, Department of (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Document Title
Solar Photovoltaic System at the Veterans Affair Palo Alto HCS, CA
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Major Institution/Special Facilities

Document Description
The Palo Alto VAPAHCS proposes four installation locations at the Palo Alto campus, including three locations on structures in various stages of construction and planning, and one site involving carport, canopy-mounted solar PV arrays at an existing parking lot. The four locations would include 1)33,400 s.f. of solar PV arrays in parking Lot 100 South, 2) approximately 8,400 sf of roof top arrays on Building 520, 3) 12,500 sf of rooftop-mounted arrays on Building 530, and 4) 29,200 sf of canopy-mounted arrays atop Parking Garage I. All locations are fully within Palo Alto VAPAHCS campus property. Electricity generated from the newly installed solar PV systems would be seamlessly integrated into the VAPAHCS Palo Alto campus electricity distribution system. The annual electricity output of the systems would total 1 megawatt.

Contact Information
Emmanuel Bernal
Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Avenue (Room 138)
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone : (510) 388-8426


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Hillview Ave and Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 82, I-280
Gunn HiS

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (1 Watts)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: VA facility upgrade
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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