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CX-005745: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Low Cost High Concentration Photovoltaic Systems for Utility Power Generation? University of California at Irvine Site 1
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 05/02/2011
Location(s): Irvine, California
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Amonix, Inc proposes to use federal funding to install and ultimately remove of 2 solar power modules field testing at the University of California at Irvine campus. The systems will be installed on the eastern side of a power substation yard . Installation would involve the installation of 2 solar panels (49 feet x 72 feet) on pedestals 50 feet apart. Each panel would be mounted onto an approximately 38 foot long steel pipe, which would be buried approximately 18 feet into the ground and extend 20 feet in height above ground.