Predictable Solar Power and Smart Building Management for California Communities


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Predictable Solar Power and Smart Building Management for California Communities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project partners seek to develop, build, and demonstrate an integrated renewable solution for the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) community. The project will integrate three components: An innovative, low cost community-scale concentrated photovoltaic system developed by Cool Earth solar (sized at 100kW), a localized, high temporal resolution forecast of the community-scale CPV installation's generation and of the solar resource, including the deployment of 12 total sky imagers at existing weather station sites, and building energy management for improved efficiency and peak load shaving. Specifically, the HVAC system in building 960 on Sandia National Labratories Livermore campus will be used as the test case for the building energy management aspect.

Contact Information
Michael Sokol
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1416



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 - Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
New construction of limited small new facilities; installation of small, new equipment and facilities in small structures; and conversion of the use of small existing structures (e.g., construction of three or fewer single-family homes in urban areas).

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