The Regents of the University of California on Behalf of the Merced Campus

Summary

SCH Number
2017038058
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
The Regents of the University of California on Behalf of the Merced Campus
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/2/2017

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to develop a novel, low-cost, high-efficiency solar combined heat and power system capable of producing electricity for building loads and heat for hot water and space heating. The solar CHP system will utilize non-imaging optics for solar concertation, aluminum minichanels for thermal collection and commercially available solar cells for electricity production and will be packaged in a glass tube. The unique solar cell/minichannel interface allows for the collection of thermal energy, while simultaneously cooling the solar cells and enhancing their efficiency.

Contact Information
Hassan Mohammed
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1442

Location

Counties
Merced

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306,15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project will utilize commercially-available products to create a prototype solar combined heat and power system. The products to be utilized include solar cells, glass tubes, aluminum minichannels, and associated wiring and fasteners are non-hazardous and do not have a significant effect on the environment. The prototype systems to be constructed and tested are no larger than a conventional solar panel.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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