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- A Project: PV Navigator LLC's 3MW PV solar development atop the County of San Bernardino's Milliken Landfill in Ontario, California is moving from the permitting, planning and PPA stages into EPC. PVN expects the facility to be constructed in late 2015. Read more here.
- Media: Site Selection magazine has published an article describing PV Navigator LLC's work on the development of MW-scale PV solar installations on closed landfills, or environmentally contaminated brownfield sites of depressed value.
- Outreach and Business Development: PV Navigator, LLC staff were invited to Doha, Qatar in November, 2014 to present on the company's PV facility planning and development activities at the Qatar Solar Summit. Parts of the presentation are here, with longer term growth initiatives described here.
- Planning, Siting and Design: PV Navigator, LLC consulted with the authors and contributed content to a joint U.S. EPA - NREL publication describing "Best Practices for Siting Solar Voltaics on Municipal Solid Waste Landfills" (79pp).
Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) delivers capabilities in the assessment, planning and development of solar power projects. We are able to manage distributed solar projects from conception to completion.
- Distributed PV Solar Project Development
- Small Scale PV Solar Systems
(0.5 to 20MW)
- Solar on Landfills and Brownfield Sites
- Site Selection
- Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
- PV Solar Systems Design, Construction and Operation
Our specialty and focus is on the development of distributed small scale photovoltaic solar power projects on landfills and brownfield sites, which are close to existing transmission capabilities or customer load. This strategic siting and development approach places our solar facilities at the distribution end of the grid, thereby eliminating the need for new transmission lines, and expensive and time-consuming environmental studies.
CEC Pilot Study Grant Final Report
PV Navigator has completed pilot testing a solar PV racking system on the cap of a closed Superfund landfill site in Los Angeles, CA.
The work was funded by the California Energy Commission. The final report evaluated the performance of a solar racking system at the closed Operating Industries Incorporated (OII) Landfill in Monterrey Park, California a suburb in Los Angeles County located 15 miles southeast from Downtown. The system was placed at the landfill for over a year to assess its power performance and to assess its effect on the stability on the landfill cover. Geotechnical data collected during the project demonstrated that the solar racking system did not adversely affect the integrity of the landfill cover. The vegetation growth under the solar racking system was only slightly affected. No cap penetration was caused by the footings of the solar racking system. The results from this study indicated that a solar racking system on a closed large landfill is a feasible renewable alternative.
PNL operates a safety first culture in our solar power initiatives. See SafetyMoment.org.