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Alternative Energy

Ivanpah Solar Plant, Mojave Desert, CA

The proposed project includes three solar concentrating thermal power plants, based on distributed power tower and heliostat mirror technology, in which heliostat (mirror) fields focus solar energy on power tower receivers near the center of each heliostat array. Each 100 megawatt site would require approximately 850-acres (or 1.3 square miles) and would have three tower receivers and arrays; the 200 megawatt site would require approximately 1,600-acres (or 2.5 square miles) and would have 4 tower receivers and arrays. The total area required for all three phases would including the administration building/operations and maintenance building and substation and be approximately 3,400-acres (or 5.3 square miles). The proposed solar plant projects would share the common facilities mentioned above to include access roads, and the reconductored transmission lines for all three phases.

Natomas East Photovoltaic Canopy, Sacramento, CA

The Solar Grove at Natomas Gateway Tower East is a highly aesthetic 162 kW PV system that incorporates custom solar panels, allowing sunlight to filter through to the ground and showcasing photovoltaic technology to tenants and guests. Located in Sacramento, this array covers 70 parking spaces and is one of the most visible aspects of sustainability for this LEED® silver certified building. The array produces approximately 223,000 kilowatt-hours annually, equivalent to removing 7,500 cars from the road each year.

Vasco Wind Farm, Livermore, CA

Repower the existing wind energy facility by decommissioning and removing 438 outdated wind turbines and associated infrastructure (including concrete foundations, transformers and electrical equipment) as well as 286 foundations from which turbines already have been removed and replaced them with up to 50 new, larger and more efficient turbines. Up to 34 new Siemens wind turbines would be installed, representing a net reduction of 404 turbines at the site. The fewer, larger and more efficient new turbines would increase energy production by approximately 147 percent above existing generation while decreasing the facility’s capacity from approximately 80 megawatts to 78.2 megawatts. Also included is the construction of a new underground electrical collection system, construct new turbine access roads and restoration of those areas of the existing wind energy facility that would no longer be utilized.

Site Design and Programming by: Hawkins Consulting.