Solar Energy Project - Tracy High School


SCH Number
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Tracy High School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The District proposes to install solar energy arrays on three elevated carport structures (Structures A through C) at Tracy HS. Structures A, B, and C would be installed in the parking lot in the northwestern corner of the campus. The carports would be a minimum of 13-foot high and consist of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. Structures A and C would each have 258 photo-voltaic (PV) modules with direct current (DC) system size of 108.360 kilowatts (kW) and Structure B would have 248 PV modules with DC system size of 246 kW, all tilted at a 7-degree angle. Therefore, there would be a total of 762 PV modules with the total DC system size of 320.040 kW in the school. Approximately 1,002 feet of conduits would be installed through directional borings from the solar arrays through paved lots and grass area to two existing electrical equipment boxes as shown in Figure 2. The project would also provide underground conduit for installation of car chargers in the future. However, Installation of car chargers require additional funding and would not be Installed at this time. The District and general community will benefit from a reduction in energy consumption and reduced energy costs.

Contact Information

Ryan Carter
Agency Name
ABC Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from further environmental review under the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code §§ 21000 et seq.) because it is consistent with CEQA Section 21080.35, which provides that solar energy systems installed on the roof of an existing building or on an existing parking lot are statutorily exempt from CEQA. The proposed project involves the construction of a solar array mounted carport structures on the existing parking lot of Tracy High School, and the proposed project would not meet any of the exceptions specified in CEQA Guidelines Section 21080.35(d) through (f). See Attachment to Notice of Exemption for further explanation of the evaluation, which is available at the ABC Unified School District Office, 16700 Norwalk Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Notice of Exemption

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