Installation and Soft Cost Reduction for Horizontal Single Axis Trackers (Stage II)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Installation and Soft Cost Reduction for Horizontal Single Axis Trackers (Stage II)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Nevados Engineering proposes to demonstrate an all-terrain single axis solar PV tracker that can fit to sloped and rolling terrains. This tracker will help solar developers build projects on lands that typically would not be considered, creating more site options. The new tracker uses standard support posts found in the conventional flatland tracker market. These support posts utilize load distribution design that allows each post to resists the "Slope Load". The Construction costs are dramatically reduced by eliminating the need for grading soil with reduced environmental damage and mitigation costs. The tracker system was developed through a DOE award and installed at PVUSA testing site in Davis. This Energy Commission grant will fund tracker system improvements operation and testing of various components in an effort to find cost-cutting opportunities to update the product design and optimize it for full-scale manufacturing. Further testing will be conducted to demonstrate the reliability and robustness of the single axis tracker design.

Contact Information

Hassan Mohammed
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
24662 County Road 102

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301,03
Reasons for Exemption
That projects which consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of use are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. Section 15303; Consist of construction and location of limited numbers or new, small facilities or structures; installations of small new quipment and facilities in small structures; are categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA.

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