General Services, Department of
(Department of General Services)
Mule Creek State Route Prison Solar Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
DGS is proposing that a PV carport system be installed above an existing parking area located at Mule Creek State Prison to help offset energy demands of the prison. The proposed project will include the construction of a single-story, 12-ft PV carport canopies above existing parking areas. The canopy will include approx 7,716 PV solar panels and will cover approx 135,916 sf of the existing 406,023 sf parking area. Each PV carport canopy will have a max rectangular distance of 40 ft by 150 ft. Each PV carport canopy will be arranged with a 10-ft gap between modules and a tilt of 12 degrees. The project will have a direct current system size of 2,623 KW and an alternating current system size of 2,080 KW. Additional project features include associated power equipment and lighting. The proposed project is compliant with title 19, public safety state fire marshall regulations. No existing fire lanes shall be impeded.
The project will have no significant cumulative impact of successive projects of the same type in the same place; the project will have no significant impact on the envrionment due to unusual circumstances; the project will cause no damage to scenic resources; the project is not located on a site included on any list pursuant to section 65962.5 of the government code; will not cause substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource.