San Juan Hills High School Solar Energy Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD)
Document Title
San Juan Hills High School Solar Energy Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The District plans to install solar energy panels atop 16 canopies on existing parking lots on the west side of the campus. The installation would require removal of some light poles and ornamental trees within those parking areas. Approx. 560 feet of wiring would be installed in trenches and boorings to connect the arrays to a utility meter in the east-central part of the campus. The capacity of the system would be about 750 kW AC. No increases in enrollment, capacity or intensity of uses are proposed as part of this project. The project would be installed per Division of the State Architect (DSA) approved design specifications. The project would be executed per appropriate and current District standards, guidelines and construction Best Management Practices (BMPs). The new solar structures would serve as campus improvements, and a such, the beneficiaries of the project include the schools student, faculty, staff and taxpayer/members of the community.

Contact Information

John Forney
Agency Name
Capistrano Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Juan Capistrano
Cross Streets
29211 Stallion Ridge

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Solar energy systems installed on the roof of an existing building or on an existing parking lot are statutorily exempt from CEQA.

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