Project Navigator, Ltd. has an active list of projects under development. Recent clients and project examples include the following:
PV Sites Assessments
- During 2011 and 2012 PNL has evaluated scores of landfill and brownfield sites, on behalf of varied entities such as Union Pacific Railroad, Gestamp Solar, and Chevron, for their suitability as "siting platforms" for the development of PV solar installations. (March 2012)
PV Test Racks in Place and Operational on Operating Industries Inc (OII) Superfund Site Landfill in Los Angeles
- PNL was awarded a grant from the California Energy Commission to evaluate the performance of fixed tilt, racked, PV systems on landfill caps. The ultimate goal is to develop systems' design criteria. The pilot unit is now installed on the OII site, and will be monitored for the next 2 years.
California Energy Commission PIER Energy Generation Research Grant
- Project Navigator, Ltd. has received a grant from the PIER Energy Generation Research Office of the California Energy Commission to investigate the performance of landfill based PV solar racking systems. Design for such installations need to account for settlement and the continued performance of the vegetative cover. The effect of these parameters on the long-term power generation capacity of fixed tilt installations, along with many other other variables, will be investigated in the one year program. (May 2011) Feb 2012 Fact Sheet
Buena Vista Township, New Jersey
- PNL has entered into an option to lease agreement with the Township to perform the engineering and power marketing efforts to develop a 1 MW PV solar installation on 5 acres of the Township's public works yard in Buena, New Jersey. (May 2011)
Big Bear Landfill PV Solar Development, California
- PNL has entered into an option to lease agreement with the County of San Bernardino to pursue the development of a 2 MW PV solar installation on the County's Big Bear landfill. PVN plans to develop the facility with EPC and financing teaming partners. Permitting efforts and landfill site specific evaluations are underway as are the necessary power sales and community outreach. (May 2011)
Los Angeles County Sanitation District
- PNL evaluated the viability of one of the District's major landfill sites to host a PV solar facility. The assessment considered such topics solar intensity, landfill slope and stability, surface water management, facility size and interconnect. (December, 2010)
- PVN has won a contract from the U.S. Army to assess the viability of using solar power to run remote electrical equipment at Fort Irwin, California. Fort Irwin is a major training area for the U.S. Military, and is located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County. Facilities currently powered by generators, in training and containment areas, will be reviewed. The first phase of work includes the preparation of a work plan, site visits, modeling computations and recommendations.
Mojave Solar, LLC
- PNL performed numerous facilities siting analysis and delivered a 4,000 acre land parcel to the client to be used for the Hualapai Valley Solar plant in Mohave County, Arizona. The 340-megawatt solar plant would create 1,500 construction jobs and more than 100 permanent jobs. The project would bring in about $4 million in property taxes, $30 million in construction income and more than $5.5 million in personal income to the county. The plant could be in operation by late 2013 and last for about 30 years.
- PNL represented Mohave Sun Power in land purchase negotiations and due diligence with the seller.
- PNL assisted Mohave Sun Power in permitting meetings with local, state, and federal regulators.
Lumberton Landfill, New Jersey
- PNL prepared a conceptual design for a solar panel array which was positioned on the capped landfill.
Brightfield Development, California
- PNL is working with a group of private partners to assess the opportunities of placing solar on environmentally impacted and blighted lands in the Los Angeles basin.
Confidential Client Group, California
- PNL is working with a varied group of stakeholders at a former waste site in Los Angeles to promote a conceptual design for a solar installation.