Solar Energy Project - Willow Elementary School


SCH Number
Public Agency
ABC Unified School District
Document Title
Solar Energy Project - Willow Elementary School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The District proposes to install solar energy array on an elevated carport-like structure (Structure A) at Willow ES. Structure A will be installed on the multipurpose field near the basketball courts and would consist of 267photo-voltaic (PV) modules tilted at a 7-degree angle. Structure A would be a minimum of 10-foot high and comprised of metal columns and beams supporting array panels. The solar system would have the direct current (DC) system size of 112.140 kilowatts (kW). Approximately 366 feet of conduit would be installed by directional borings from the solar array through paved lots and grass area to an existing electrical equipment box adjacent to the school buildings next to the drop-off/pickup zone. 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
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, and 15314
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the construction of solar energy array on elevated structure. The proposed solar panels will not result in an increase in student capacity or an expansion of existing use. No off-campus improvements will occur. Existing use of the facility as an elementary school will stay the same under the proposed project. Therefore, the project is exempt from CEQA under Sections 15301, 15303, and 15314. The proposed project was also reviewed for possible exceptions under Section 15300.2 and found that the exceptions do not apply. 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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